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10 Daily Practices for Improved Mental Health That I Wish I Started Sooner

Taking care of our mental health is essential for overall well-being and happiness. While it’s never too late to prioritize our mental well-being, there are certain practices that, in retrospect, I wish I had started incorporating into my daily routine earlier. In this blog post, I’ll share 10 daily habits that have had a profound impact on my mental health. These practices, including meditation and yoga, have helped me respond to triggers and stress in a healthier and more positive way. Let’s dive in!

  1. Meditation: One of the most transformative habits I’ve adopted is meditation. Taking a few minutes each day to sit in stillness and quiet my mind has brought me clarity, reduced anxiety, and improved my overall well-being. It’s a powerful practice that helps me stay grounded and centered amidst the chaos of daily life.
  2. Yoga: Incorporating yoga into my daily routine has been a game-changer. Through mindful movement and focused breathing, yoga not only strengthens my body but also calms my mind. It has taught me to be present, listen to my body, and find balance in all aspects of my life.
  3. Gratitude Journaling: Practicing gratitude has shifted my perspective and enhanced my overall happiness. Each day, I take time to write down things I’m grateful for, big or small. This practice has cultivated a sense of appreciation and positivity, helping me navigate challenges with a grateful heart.
  4. Mindful Breathing: When stress or triggers arise, I turn to mindful breathing techniques. Taking deep breaths and focusing on my breath helps me regulate my emotions, stay present, and respond to situations with greater clarity and calmness.
  5. Setting Boundaries: Learning to set healthy boundaries has been crucial for my mental health. Saying no when necessary and prioritizing self-care has helped me avoid burnout and maintain a healthier work-life balance. Setting boundaries has empowered me to protect my energy and focus on what truly matters.
  6. Self-Compassion: Practicing self-compassion has allowed me to be kinder to myself and embrace self-acceptance. Treating myself with love, care, and forgiveness has boosted my self-esteem, reduced self-criticism, and nurtured a positive relationship with myself.
  7. Connecting with Nature: Spending time in nature has become a daily ritual that rejuvenates my mind, body, and soul. Whether it’s a walk in the park or simply sitting in my backyard, immersing myself in nature’s beauty brings a sense of calmness, serenity, and connection to something greater than myself.
  8. Digital Detox: Taking intentional breaks from screens and disconnecting from the digital world has been liberating. It allows me to be fully present, engage in meaningful activities, and reduce the distractions and information overload that can contribute to stress and overwhelm.
  9. Healthy Boundaries in Relationships: Surrounding myself with positive and supportive individuals has been vital for my mental health. Building healthy boundaries in relationships, choosing uplifting connections, and fostering supportive friendships have created a nurturing environment that fuels my well-being.
  10. Seeking Professional Help: Last but certainly not least, seeking professional help when needed has been a significant step towards improved mental health. Speaking with a therapist or counselor provides a safe space to explore emotions, gain valuable insights, and develop effective coping strategies.

Incorporating these 10 daily practices into my life has been a transformative journey. While it would have been wonderful to have started them sooner, I am grateful for the positive impact they have had on my mental health. Remember, it’s never too late to prioritize your well-being. By integrating these habits into your daily routine,

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Hi love, I’m Silvia!

I’m a specialist in starting over. 

Trauma revealed truths that took me to some faraway places for healing and wisdom. In Bali, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Laos, Hawaii and Malaysia, I soaked it up, took bold actions, and expanded what was possible for me.

Through all of this I learned something profound; the power of resiliency can be taught and even making a 5% change can change the future dramatically.

Now I teach women like you to access the power within you to change your life, celebrate your genius and start over to create any life you dare to dream.