We can all agree on one thing...at the end of the day, WE JUST WANT TO FEEL GOOD!
I'll spare you all the science and wordy explanation by simply stating the 5 things that you need to do daily in order to guarantee a LIFE IS GOOD feeling :)
Write this Daily Mental Health Checklist out in the notes section on your phone and try to hit each category every day.
Social Connection: Meet up with a friend, make a call, hug your partner, strike up a convo with someone random!
Proper Nutrition: Easiest tip: EAT SOME VEGETABLES and cut the sugar!
Routine: Get up, make your bed, get dressed, be presentable. You'll feel way better about yourself if you're put together.
Sleep: work on your sleep hygiene by aiming for 7-8 hours and no screens in bed!
Movement: Get to Pilates, lift weights, go on a walk, stretch....JUST MOVE YOUR BODY!
We will inevitably have "off" days but what I've found so interesting is that when I realize I'm off and look at my checklist, I'm always missing the mark in one area.
This will also give you a way to track your behavior patterns. I've been doing this for one week and it's pretty amazing how accurate this is.
Give it a try and let me know what you find out about yourself!