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Mental health tips: 5 things to avoid doing in your daily routine; here’s what to do instead

Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST
  • From overthinking to having a high-stressed morning, here are five habits that we should immediately stop to develop a healthy life.
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Often, we like believing that when we treat things as urgent, we get more done. However, sometimes, the habits we practice to accelerate the process of getting things done can actually come in the way of doing it right. Our daily routine decides the way we behave, live and feel. When we avoid certain negative practices, we can live a healthier life. Therapist Israa Nasir shared a few habits that we must avoid in our daily lives.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Often, we like believing that when we treat things as urgent, we get more done. However, sometimes, the habits we practice to accelerate the process of getting things done can actually come in the way of doing it right. Our daily routine decides the way we behave, live and feel. When we avoid certain negative practices, we can live a healthier life. Therapist Israa Nasir shared a few habits that we must avoid in our daily lives.(Unsplash)

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Under-feeling or overthinking: When we suppress our emotions, we start to think less of our self-worth. Overthinking can lead to conjuring up disastrous imaginations and thinking that they will happen to us. Instead, we can focus on practicing emotional awareness and practice processing our emotions.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Under-feeling or overthinking: When we suppress our emotions, we start to think less of our self-worth. Overthinking can lead to conjuring up disastrous imaginations and thinking that they will happen to us. Instead, we can focus on practicing emotional awareness and practice processing our emotions.(Unsplash)

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Passive complaining: When we constantly complain, we may feel that we are being productive – but this can induce a negative mindset. Instead, we should acknowledge the problems and try to address them in a positive manner.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Passive complaining: When we constantly complain, we may feel that we are being productive – but this can induce a negative mindset. Instead, we should acknowledge the problems and try to address them in a positive manner.(Shutterstock)

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Multi-tasking: No matter how productive multi-tasking sounds, it actually brings down the quality of productivity. We should, instead, prioritise our tasks and allocate specific time to each task to complete them within deadlines. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Multi-tasking: No matter how productive multi-tasking sounds, it actually brings down the quality of productivity. We should, instead, prioritise our tasks and allocate specific time to each task to complete them within deadlines.

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Sitting all day: Prolonged sitting can have negative effects on health and contribute to a sense of lethargy. We should try to take regular breaks to stretch, walk or go for a run.(Shutterstock Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Sitting all day: Prolonged sitting can have negative effects on health and contribute to a sense of lethargy. We should try to take regular breaks to stretch, walk or go for a run.(Shutterstock Photo)

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High-stress morning: Immediately taking up tasks right after waking up can feel productive for a while, before it contributes to feeling stressed and overwhelmed. We should, instead, start the day with a mindful approach and set a positive tone for the rest of the day.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 30, 2024 08:10 PM IST

High-stress morning: Immediately taking up tasks right after waking up can feel productive for a while, before it contributes to feeling stressed and overwhelmed. We should, instead, start the day with a mindful approach and set a positive tone for the rest of the day.(Freepik)

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