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Learn to focus on what YOU need with this FREE mental health checklist!
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I love checklists and marking things off. In fact, I *may* forget to make a to-do list at times, and write down things I’ve already done just for the satisfaction of checking the box next to them. I hope I’m not alone. Not everyone loves checklists, though, and I understand. If you operate more efficiently by keeping a mental list in your head, today’s podcast episode can still help you.
I’ve come up with a handy acronym to help you remember four essential ways we can foster good mental health habits. Even if you don’t think you need to have a mental health checklist, and doubt whether you need to spend time each week fostering good mental health, listen anyway. You may already do all of things on the checklist, and then you can pat yourself on the back because you have learned how to focus on what YOU need.
I’d love to hear how other people incorporate good mental health habits into their daily lives, so leave a comment in the show notes if you have a hack you want to share with others!
Researchers have discovered that talking to yourself and using your name (third-person) actually helps you maintain a positive attitude about messing up
This article from Psychology Today explains the benefits of smiling.
You can check out this article on WebMD to assess whether you need more mental health help.
If you need help forming an action plan and an after-action review, this post will help you.
f you’d like a free printable self-care checklist for mental health habits, just click here. It comes with instructions and takes about 15 minutes to complete at the start of each week.
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Thank you Anita, it’s always a good thing to check where our mental health is at & as a retired Mental Health Professional I applaud you for highlighting it this for us today.
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I appreciate your WAGS – the writing, affirming, gratitude, and sharing are such encouraging ideas to help create a healthy environment – and ones I can easily do in the places I go!
I love having a list! I use Google Task as well as good ‘ole pen & paper. And, yes, I write things down just so I can mark them off.
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Lists really help me. When I’m trying to rest at night, I sometimes go through my list of “Breathe. Relax. Be in your body. This, here, now.” It usually helps bring my mind back to the present. Oh, the things do to help ourselves! 🙂
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Checklists are my jam! Your WAGS list sounds awesome.
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I’ve been focusing on gratitude since November by keeping a bullet journal. I love that part of your acronym! Thanks for the great tips.
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Ahhh, Anita. I feel like I’ve been under stress for most of the last year. A mental health checklist is something I need. Thank you for sharing your insights!
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