A busy lifestyle leads to stress. It exhausts you and disconnects you from your inner self. Your mental health deteriorates, and you become dissatisfied. Follow these very rewarding methods to keep mentally strong in your hectic life.
1. Celebrate Your Success
Celebrating your success is all about reflecting on your path and acknowledging your hard work. It encourages you to reflect on the good by allowing you to focus on your achievements, resulting in the kind of thankfulness that promotes happiness and lengthens life.
Over time, you’ll notice that your new pattern of celebrating yourself will also lead to a new way of thinking – one that recharges you, raises your morale and confidence and keeps you going until the next celebration.
2. Take things one step at a time
Unfortunately, good things don’t happen overnight. But one of the advantages of “the one step at a time” approach is that it allows you to break down your journey to take little steps rather than getting overwhelmed by your end goals.
It teaches you not to measure your success on what you have achieved, but rather measure it on what steps you have taken towards your goal. It trains you to stay disciplined with your daily improvements and with every single step, you move closer to your goal while building confidence each step of the way creating momentum.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others
Almost everyone does it. It’s a slippery slope from envy to jealousy and obsession. What you’re comparing against is inaccurate information, it is what people present to the outside world and is usually an edited version of their reality.
Comparison can sometimes be healthy or it can go right when you are comparing your current self to your past self. This comparison must be made with the understanding that each circumstance in which we find ourselves in our life is different. You should recognize that this is a new life with changing circumstances, and you can rely to your past for guidance rather than judgment; for inspiring rather than draining yourself.
4. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for every day
Gratitude writing has been shown in several research to boost happiness. Each research provides information on how to enhance one’s general health and well-being while it allows you to ground yourself, and remind yourself of what was going well, in a world full of chaos.
Even if you don’t express your thankfulness to others, it is beneficial to yourself as practicing gratitude frees you from unpleasant feelings. When you start writing down what you’re grateful for, you shift your attention to good feelings. Gratitude journaling builds up your resilience, when things do go wrong, you are able to cope much better because you are clear about what is right about your life.
Article written by Hala Haider – Sales Coordinator, Alpha Data Recruitment