20 ways I keep myself mentally healthy

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A short and concise list of things I do to take care of my mental well-being. 

20 ways I keep myself mentally healthy

1. No social media (except for LinkedIn.)

2. Exercising (Kickboxing and Zumba. Sometimes, Pilates).

3. Getting lost in a really good novel.

4. Walking as much as possible. (Here’s a great article on why walking as a form of transportation is super dope.)

5. Lots of music.

6. Lots, and lots, and lots of inspirational quotes, proverbs, mantras, etc.

7. Love; lots, and lots, and lots of it. (Required: Self, and maybe an awesome supportive partner.)

8. Re-watching The Office, like a billion times.

9. Discipline (= Freedom)

10. Listening to podcasts. (All time favorite: Freakonomics)

12. Accepting that life is suffering. Then, doing awesome things that make the suffering worth it. (Thank you, Jordan Peterson.)

13. Forgiving myself when I fail.

14. Avoiding the news. (What is a Trump? I do not know.)

15. Reading super awesome and inspirational blogs written by super awesome people I’ll never meet.

16. Practicing Minimalism.

17. Practicing Stoic principles. (What is Stoicism?)

18. Keeping a journal. (Some neat journaling technique I recently picked up.)

19. Crying. (‘Cause, crying is good for you.)

20. Reading Warsan Shire‘s poems (that make me cry a lot.)

“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered

–  Warsan Shire

How do you keep yourself mentally healthy?

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