Lifestyle Hacks to Boost Mental Health

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Staying away from the hustle and bustle is quite a difficult task in this modern world. How can I stay stress-free? If this was your question earlier, we would have brought some different answers. But with the pandemic, things have changed. Mental health is at stake! Why stick to ways that do not hold right for the restrictions? It is high time we think about new tricks. We have made the job easy for you; Scroll down and learn some lifestyle hacks that can do wonders.

1) Start a Conversation

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Have you felt like you have been seeing very few people? Yes, the pandemic has snagged us of all our chit-chats. Spending time with friends in person and laughing out loud has become a far reality. So, at least try to strike a conversation with people you meet. It is completely fine to have a quick talk even with a stranger. But remember you wear a mask!

2) Have No Worries

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Are you obsessed with thoughts like what others will think of you? If so, please do get rid of this thought. Because what you feel is all that matters and not what others think. It is not your business to worry about things others put forth or have in their minds. So, keep your mind free from the ‘what others will think’ type of mania.

3) Crack Jokes

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Do you know being silly at times helps lift the mood? Yes, crack stupid jokes when you feel like doing it. Also, if that does not go well with your character, at least laugh out to your heart’s content for a joke you hear.

4) Commute

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Missing your travel to the workplace already? With work-from-home, work-from-home, traveling and going out have significantly reduced. We hardly roam around or travel. Try going out for a short ride to places in and around your residence to get rid of this. But make sure you stick with the restrictions in your area.

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5) Evoke Good Memories

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One good thing that pandemic has brought in is the amount of time you spend at home. Yes, make use of the time and kindle all your childhood memories. Singing aloud the childhood songs you listened to can elicit good old memories. Are you an introvert to sing them out? Do not worry; even hearing those songs can relieve you of the stress.

Having a tension-free life is not a cakewalk, especially with the pandemic. However, following the above lifestyle tweaks can be beneficial. Make sure you instill good mental health habits, as mental health matters!

Content published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek information from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.


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