According to a recent article in the New York Times there are 8 habits they recommend are established in your 20’s to optimise your chance of having a healthy life, these habits are:
While these points are all very important, they relate primarily to physical health, and undoubtedly will have a positive impact on mental health as well; however I’d like to take it further and add some points specifically aimed at fostering good mental health practices. Too often we take care of the body and neglect the mind. We monitor the whiteness of our teeth, the sheen of our hair and the width of our waistlines but neglect to monitor our stress levels.........
Clients come to me having suffered Panic Attacks and Anxiety. Often they begin by telling me it happened out of the blue and they can’t think of one specific thing that’s triggered it. I don’t disagree with their assessment. Anxiety can be the outcome of a drip drip drip of emotional stressors. Niggling work stress, family stress, social stress and even recreational stress can accumulate until instead of a few drips, you have an overflowing basin of Stress and Anxiety. If you want to prevent the flood damage that will occur, it’s important to take preventative action. To remove the plug as it were and allow some of that stress and anxiety to be released.
These are just some ways in which you can look after your mental health. Do you have any others you’d like to share? Please feel free to comment below.
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Georgina Mitchell is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Professional Counsellor at Hypfocus Therapies in Mentone.
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
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