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5 Tips For Millennials Who Want To Improve Mental Health

The idea of being burnt out because of poor mental health that hasn’t been taken care of properly is not something unusual at all. In fact, due to what this modern world demands from us, it’s now more common than before. Add that to the stress of just living in a world with a broken system that values output more than it values actual contributions, and you pretty much have the answer as to why everyone is exhausted and has a slowly deteriorating mental health.

Between the unstable job market, social media, world issues and the fact that we simply know too much, today’s world is simply too stressful, and we’re all suffering because of it.

The evidence isn’t lacking either as depression among younger millennials are on the rise. So how do we look after our mental health and take care of ourselves? Below are five valuable tips.

Journaling – This process is simple: write down your thoughts, as opposed to letting them cloud your mind. This will help you gather your thoughts better and will even let you recognize triggers.

Write a gratitude diary – Aside from journaling down your thoughts, writing down the things you’re thankful for can help shift your mood and perspective and let you appreciate the good things you have while also staying grounded.

The power of no – Today, saying “no” requires some sort of follow-up explanation. But it doesn’t have to be, as sometimes, it’s a whole sentence by itself. So use it whenever needed. Feeling tired already? Say no to more work. No to unnecessary stress, even no to some relationships if need be. Always define your limitations.

Bedroom yoga – At this point, preaching about the “power of yoga” is enough to warrant a few eye rolls. But trust us, when everything feels like it’s all coming down at once, 10-20 minutes of silently stretching and meditating in your room will work wonders for your mind and mood.

Acceptance – Now we don’t mean accepting that life is hard, because it really is. What we’re saying is understanding that fact as a reality. It can be a bad thing, but it can also be a good thing since from there you can think of possibilities and ways to improve it and take note of areas where you are lacking in. This gives you direction, which reduces the anxiety of feeling uncertain and lost.