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Nobody will care more about your health than you. Treat yourself well and your body will treat you well. Take care of your physical health first, then keep doing that and take care of your mental health.


Physical health

Good physical health relies on quality sleep, daily exercise, and a healthy diet:

  • Establish good sleep habits: Quality sleep is essential for stress recovery. Understand your sleep needs and create a routine that supports restful sleep.
  • Exercise daily: Physical activity helps the body manage stress hormones. Engage in daily movement, even in small amounts.
  • Eat well: The gut-brain connection drives how we feel as we digest. Healthy food can be delicious. Preparing meals doesn't need to be time consuming.

Mental health

Maintaining good mental health involves self-care, building social support, and managing stress effectively:

  • Self-care: Make time for self-reflection and self-awareness, and cultivate a positive self-image.
  • Social support: Communicate openly and honestly with the people you trust and like. Social connections are essential for emotional well-being and provide a support network when you need help or someone to talk to.
  • Stress management: Develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and difficult emotions. Learn to recognize the signs of stress in your body and mind, and work on developing a proactive approach to managing stressors in your life.


Effectively managing emotions is vital for personal and professional growth, as it helps us make rational decisions, build healthier relationships, and create a positive environment.

  • Feel and understand your emotions, but don't let them control you. For example, don't let fear guide your decisions.
  • Stay objective and avoid taking things personally. Don't be easily offended.
  • Focus on the present and learn from the past.
  • Take time to think through your decisions rather than making hasty, emotional choices.
  • Be open to dialogue and confront problems. A constructive disagreement is key to progress.
  • Show respect and positivity by avoiding gossip.
  • Acknowledge your own mistakes and discuss solutions and next steps with others to maintain credibility and authority.


Mindfulness is a skill that takes time to develop. Be patient with yourself and avoid self-criticism if your mind wanders or if you find it challenging at times. The goal of mindfulness is to bring present-moment awareness into your daily life. You can practice mindfulness while eating, walking, working, or interacting with others by staying fully engaged in the moment.


  • Choose a quiet and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Sit, lie down or stand – whatever feels most comfortable for you.
  • Start with a manageable amount of time, like 10 minutes and commit to it. Gradually increase time if desired.
  • You can also use guided mindfulness meditation recordings or apps to help you get started. These often provide instructions and gentle reminders to stay present.


  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself. Then, allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm. Focus your attention on the sensation of your breath as it enters and leaves your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest.
  • Your mind will likely start to wander. When it does, bring your focus back to your breath. You can use a mental cue like "inhale" and "exhale" to anchor your attention to the breath.
  • Pay attention to the physical sensations associated with breathing. Notice how the air feels as it enters and exits your body, the temperature of the breath, and any other sensations that arise.

Consistency is key to developing mindfulness. Try to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, even if it's just for a few minutes each day.


On average it takes around 66 days for a behavior to become automatic. Consistency and persistence are key factors in successfully establishing a new habit.

Forming a New Good Habit

Be patient and consistent when forming a new habit: start small, track your progress, and reward yourself.

  • Start Small: Begin with a simple, achievable goal. For example, if you want to start exercising, commit to just 10 minutes a day.
  • Be Consistent: Perform the new habit at the same time each day to establish a routine. Consistency helps to ingrain the habit.
  • Use Triggers: Pair the new habit with an existing routine or cue, such as doing it right after brushing your teeth.
  • Track Your Progress: Use a journal, app, to-do list, or calendar—whatever works best for you. Visualizing your consistency and progress is both rewarding and motivating.
  • Reward Yourself: Allow yourself a small reward after completing the habit to reinforce the positive behavior.
  • Stay Patient: Understand that forming a new habit takes time. Be patient and persistent.

Getting Rid of Bad Habits

To effectively break bad habits identify triggers and replace them with positive behaviors and reward yourself.

  • Identify Triggers: Recognize what triggers your bad habit. It could be stress, boredom, or specific situations.
  • Replace with Positive Behavior: Substitute the bad habit with a positive one. For example, if you bite your nails when stressed, try squeezing a stress ball instead.
  • Change Your Environment: Modify your surroundings to avoid triggers. If junk food is your weakness, keep healthier snacks at hand.
  • Use Reminders: Place visual or auditory reminders to avoid the bad habit. Sticky notes or alarms can be effective.
  • Find Support: Share your goal with a friend or join a support group. Accountability can help you stay on track.
  • Practice Self-Compassion: Don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up. Recognize it as a learning opportunity and get back on track.