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Good mental health practices to do for a good life.

 

Mental health practices require continual time and effort to realize progress. The list below is a review of the mental health practices covered on Pilates & with links to the posts for more detail.

 

Practices for maintaining good mental health

 

1/ Be Clear

 

Clarity is a form of kindness. Be clear with others about your boundaries, intentions and actions. 

 

2/ Use Conflict 

 

Be open to different perspectives to resolve conflict. Listening with curiosity helps to transform relationships.

 

3/ Default to Trust

 

Trust is rare and precious. Default to trust to build trust especially when you can afford to be harmed.

 

4/ Learn to sequence

 

Craft a life plan that will allow you to experience everything over time. Think about life as a juggling act rather than a balancing act.

 

5/ Adjust your timelines

 

Adjust your plan for our increasing lifespan and health span.

 

6/ Maintain a healthy lifestyle

 

The connection between mind and body is undeniable. Eat, move and sleep well. 

7/ Develop a growth mindset

 

You can be a star performer at any age with deliberate practice

8/ Enjoy the journey

 

Balance the challenges with simple pleasures and celebrate the wins no matter how small.

 

9/ Know your limits

 

There is no shame in asking for or seeking help when the challenges seem insurmountable. No one has super powers.

 

10/ Start with happiness

 

Happiness is your starting point not something you achieve later when you’re more successful.

 

If you don’t feel happy with your life, reach out to a therapist. A good therapist can help you take the right steps to elevate your life.

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