There are many different factors that can affect our mental health, including our daily habits. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common daily habits that can have a negative impact on our mental health. We will also provide some tips for how to overcome these bad habits and maintain a healthy mind!
1) Your disrupted circadian rhythm
Life is about rhythms and when things are out of wack, you feel off. We evolved to wake up with the morning sunlight and sleep when it got dark. Our modern society has shifted away from this and we’re stuck looking at super bright screens late into the night and never seeing the sun during the day. So of course we feel off. Of course our sleep is jacked up. Of course we feel wound up all the time.
So to help reset things, get outside and get natural sunlight for 10 minutes in the morning when you wake up. You’ll notice a change in about a week.
2) Starting the blood sugar rollercoaster.
If you’re like most people, you start your day with breakfast and if you’re like most people, it’s probably not the best option. Most people have some kind of high carbohydrate meal that spikes their blood sugar. By lunchtime your blood sugar crashes crashes and you feel exhausted. Then you eat something carbohydrate heavy to bring it back up and the cycle starts over again.
You have 2 options here – one you can just skip breakfast and practice intermittent fasting. If you aren’t ready to skip a meal, focus on eating a high quality protein meal and reduce your carbohydrates. Eggs are the perfect breakfast food and they won’t spike your blood sugar.
3) Focusing on outcomes instead of the process.
When we’re constantly focused on the outcome, we can end up putting a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure can lead to stress and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
Instead of focusing on the outcome, try to focus on the process. Enjoy the journey and don’t put so much pressure on yourself. When you do this, you will be less stressed and more relaxed, which will have a positive impact on your mental health.
So those are some of the most common daily habits that can impact our mental health and what you can do differently.