18 Ways to Genuinely Improve Your Mental Health



Over six years of studying psychology, I have realised a common yet rarely accepted concept – Every human being has scope for improvement. No one is perfect.

Several celebrities and entrepreneurs have frequently expressed the importance of mental health and accepted flaws publicly.

We know the famous quote by James Clear

” If you get 1% better each day for one year, you’ll end up 37 times better by the time you’re done.”

James Clear

So why not make attempts to improve your mental health?

Here’s what you need to do. Select one task from the list below, and start working on it the next day. You can choose any goal and start working on it. Scope the task, read about it and start acting on it.

Pro Tip – You can experiment with or combine one task a month. However, you must ensure that you are consistent with each of them. The idea is NOT to execute all of them. The idea is to EXECUTE the chosen one to the best of your ability.

  • Reminding myself that thoughts are not facts.
  • Learning to set boundaries.
  • Believing that I’m worthy.
  • Forgiving my past self.
  • Standing up for my beliefs.
  • Focusing on self-care.
  • Letting go of expectations.
  • Performing acts of kindness.
  • Expressing gratitude.
  • Recalling positive events over negative events.
  • Being honest.
  • Not being afraid to say “No.”
  • Not doubting myself.
  • Journaling frequently.
  • Reading more frequently.
  • Seeking help for mental health.
  • Improving my choices and decisions under my control.
  • Improving my relationship with family members.

Remember – Slow Progress is still progress. If you commit to improving just one thing from the list, you will choose a better version of yourself.

Experiment with the process and choose for yourself.

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