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We all know that mental health is as important as having physical health.  If you have both, then you will be able to achieve a happier life.  If you are able to practice having a good state of mind you will be able to improve your well-being as well as your self-confidence.

Considering the following 6 practices to help you can achieve a healthy mindset:

1. Eat healthy

Eating healthy foods will help your body to function at its best and as a result, make you happier mentally as well.  If you digest mostly processed foods, the lack of vitamins and nutrients in your diet may cause your physical health to deteriorate, and as a result your mental health as well. Try to minimize you daily intake of caffeine and foods with high sugar and salt.

2. Be happy with who you are

Some people have low sense of self-worth and self-esteemlargely due to what society defines as “beautiful” or “acceptable”.It can be difficult to feel good about ourselves when we are constantly being compared to others. To achieve a healthier mindset, you should learn to accept the body you have, and only make changes that make you healthier or happier. Everyone is unique, and so there is no point in trying to be someone else.  Start to believe in yourself.

3. Surround yourself with positive people

Begin to surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook in life, and who shares in the same positive mindset that you wish to have.  Make some time every week to go out with friends or family and have fun.  A healthy social life will help you to improve your mental being, and will help you to experience more things you love.

4. Find a hobby

Getting a hobby or something to will develop multiple skills will give you purpose in life.  If you keep doing the same things over and over again, changes are you will lose interest and feel badly about yourself. Doing things that make you happy will allow your body and mind to be happy, and hobbies will always give you something to look forward to.

5. Let out your feelings

If you are stressed or feel down, talk about it with someone you trust as this will help release the bad feeling you have and will help you feel happier and more relaxed.  If you don’t want to discuss your feelings out loud, you can also write down how you feel using a journal or diary;this will help you to expel those feelings and focus on the good ones.

6. Give back to others

If you want to maintain a healthy mindset, you should try to give back to others as often as possible.  If you do something for someone without expecting anything in return, expect that it will help you to become a better person. 

Something simple like helping your mother with household chores or taking the time to listen to someone who needs to talk are both things that will be effective. You could also look for places to volunteer your time, where you can find like-minded people and a positive environment.

These are just some ways to have a healthy mindset.  Always remember that having a positive mind will bring you a positive outlook in life, so stay happy!

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