3 things to do to prioritise your mental health - new lune

3 Things To Do To Prioritise Your Mental Health.

I’m a firm believer that people should prioritise their mental health in order to live a happy & peaceful life and have healthy relationships. You only live once so what’s the point of living in order to please others? In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 3 things to do to prioritise your mental health. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

Je crois fermement que les gens devraient donner la priorité à leur santé mentale afin de vivre une vie heureuse et paisible et d’avoir des relations saines. On ne vit qu’une fois alors à quoi bon vivre pour plaire aux autres ? Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 3 choses à faire pour prioriser votre santé mentale. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire !

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CUT OFF TOXIC PEOPLE & SURROUNDINGS

This is something I’ve said multiple times on my blog but you can’t have a peaceful state of mind while being surrounded with toxic and negative people. It’s just something impossible. The first step of prioritising yourself is to cut off toxic people in your life. Obviously, this is something you can’t do overnight but remember that you can’t expect to be happy with those people – it will only result in having a huge impact on yourself.

C’est quelque chose que j’ai dit plusieurs fois sur mon blog, mais vous ne pouvez pas avoir un état d’esprit paisible tout en étant entouré de personnes toxiques et négatives. C’est juste quelque chose d’impossible. La première étape pour vous prioriser est de couper les personnes toxiques dans votre vie. Évidemment, c’est quelque chose que vous ne pouvez pas faire du jour au lendemain, mais rappelez-vous que vous ne pouvez pas vous attendre à être heureux avec ces personnes – cela n’aura qu’un impact énorme sur vous-même.

Related: How To Distinguish Between A Healthy & Toxic Relationship.

 

PUT YOURSELF FIRST

If you feel uncomfortable around someone or about doing something, never feel bad to say “no”. Putting yourself first isn’t a selfish step, you shouldn’t feel discomfort when you are doing something or when you are with someone. There is a huge difference between getting out of your comfort zone and doing something that doesn’t feel right at all. For instance, if you don’t feel like going out then cancel your plans. If your loved ones truly love you, they will understand you. They won’t make you feel bad about it.

Si vous vous sentez mal à l’aise avec quelqu’un ou à l’idée de faire quelque chose, ne vous sentez jamais mal à l’aise de dire « non ». Se mettre en avant n’est pas une démarche égoïste, vous ne devriez pas ressentir de gêne lorsque vous faites quelque chose ou lorsque vous êtes avec quelqu’un. Il y a une énorme différence entre sortir de sa zone de confort et faire quelque chose qui ne va pas du tout. Par exemple, si vous n’avez pas envie de sortir, annulez vos plans. Si vos proches vous aiment vraiment, ils vous comprendront. Ils ne vous feront pas vous sentir mal à ce sujet.

Related: How To Lead A Peaceful Life.

 

NEVER STOP DOING THINGS THAT YOU ENJOY

Whether it’s a hobby or passion, if something makes you truly happy then never stop doing that! It can be as insignificant or childish as it can be but if it’s something that makes you forget your sorrows and worries for a couple of minutes then don’t let another person take that away from you. Always make sure to dedicate some time everyday or every week to do the things you enjoy.

Que ce soit un passe-temps ou une passion, si quelque chose vous rend vraiment heureux, n’arrêtez jamais de le faire ! Cela peut être aussi insignifiant ou enfantin que cela puisse être, mais si c’est quelque chose qui vous fait oublier vos chagrins et vos soucis pendant quelques minutes, ne laissez pas une autre personne vous enlever cela. Assurez-vous toujours de consacrer du temps chaque jour ou chaque semaine pour faire les choses que vous aimez.

Related: 5 Things To Do That Will Make Your Life Memorable.


Thank you so much for reading! – xo N

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  1. Wow, I missed your “toxic” post (LOL, I mean “How To Distinguish Between A Healthy & Toxic Relationship”, which you linked to above [ https://new-lune.com/2021/11/30/how-to-distinguish-between-a-healthy-toxic-relationship ] ).

    That is also an excellent post. I especially like the distinction between “getting out of your comfort zone” vs. *being uncomfortable* (it may, at times, be a fine line, I guess).

    I have qualms with the notion of labeling others as “toxic”. As you say in the linked-to post, what seems to be the source of discomfort is the relationship, not either one or another aspect of the relationship. In any case, I find it laudable the way you simplify such complex issues to very straightforward advice.

    Personally, I feel like my qualms related to this go even beyond this particular issue… and include the very simple point of view that the world (or any aspect of it) can be interpreted as simply positive or negative. One of the most significant abilities humans have acquired & developed is our linguistic ability to interpret all sorts of things with a very rich vocabulary — in other words, we are able to see an almost infinite amount of directions, rather than simply the diametrically opposed “positive” vs. “negative”.

    BTW: Whenever I think about this, it reminds me a a Pink Floyd tune called “Any Colour You Like”

    🙂 Norbert

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You’ve actually beautifully expressed your qualms and our abilities as humans to see and interpret things with simply words. Haha it’s been ages since I’ve heard that song, thank you for reminding it to me 🙂

  2. The first point is so true. I am on a VERY toxic, negative environment, and although I don’t partake on it and ignore people 24/7, and let me tell you: Their energy AFFECTS YOU. You have to get away, and I will, even if I have to go broke for a month. Thank you for another great article Luna. Love, Julio.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that, hopefully you will be able to get away from that toxic environment very soon without any difficulties. My pleasure, thank you so much for reading Julio 😊

  3. Doing stuff you enjoy with intention is such an underrated way to stay mentally healthy! I tell the people I work with in therapy all the time to just pick one thing you can do today to make yourself smile. The intention will communicate to yourself the self love you are seeking. Also, doing things that make you smile, well, make you smile 🙂 Great post!

  4. Hi New Lune, thank you for sharing. I fully agree with you. While I had been living my as what you had written, I do once in a while had doubts on whether I had been correct. Sometimes, I had been labelled as a little anti-social if I choose not to go out for gatherings. Your words assured that I am alright. Once again, thank you 🙏

    1. You’re so welcome! ❤️ Don’t feel bad for putting boundaries and protecting your mental health. At the end of the day, if people around you truly love you – they will understand you. If you don’t take care of yourself first then you won’t be able to take care of others.

  5. So true. It’s really funny how those little things we enjoy doing go a long way to make our day.
    Whenever I take time for myself and do the stuff I enjoy, I feel so much more at peace.
    Amazing post.💖

  6. Thank you for sharing this! I appreciate the kind of help you are aiming to do with such posts. I consider myself of the same nature. I have a blog here (https://thoughtsofahuman.home.blog/) where I write articles upon our mental well-being, emotions, philosophies and life in general. I also delve occasionally in writing thought-provoking short stories which makes us think. Please have a look if you can!

    Hope you stay safe and keep writing!

  7. Cutting off toxic people/environments and being able to say “no” is such an underrated skillset…

  8. Good tips. I recently had to cut a toxic person out of my life by blocking her on social media and her phone number. It was a difficult process but a learning experience too.

  9. Nice post! It is important to take time for yourself too. I feel like I haven’t had time to do the things that I enjoyed lately and it kind of makes life less fun. I will have to try!

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