35 Helpful Habits to Develop for Mental Health

As adults, we can all go through difficult moments, and it’s normal. However, in case you need some guidance, I want to share 35 super healthy habits to improve your mental health. They can help you to adopt a great routine to heal your soul.

There are so many people struggling with their emotions out there. It’s super difficult to understand that there’s a correct way of improving what’s wrong at the moment. That’s why I know we all need some help and support.

Sometimes, you just need to be aware that there’s a difficulty with your emotions and take the decision to make a change; to take the next step.

It doesn’t matter if the change that you accomplish is small or big because the idea is that you create spaces for your own improvement.

Healthy Habits To Improve Mental Health

The Importance Of Developing Healthy Habits to Improve Your Mental Health

One of the greatest ways of improving your mental health is through repetition, which is super related to daily habits.

I didn’t know a lot about this before. It was until I was pregnant that I realized that I needed to take care of my mental health during this process.

Rising a child seems to be a difficult situation, but a challenging opportunity for my personal growth.

Now, there are so many ways that you can use to stick to specific habits. So, before starting with our great list for mental health, let’s check what we can do to stay on track with your habits:

  • Firstly, step by step – only choose one or two habits to focus on.
  • Secondly, don’t feel overwhelmed – try to stay relaxed during this process
  • Thirdly, get support from family members or friends – we don’t have to be alone on this journey.
  • Lastly, pay attention to your emotions – the idea is to take care of them.

35 Healthy Habits To Improve Your Mental Health

Healthy Habits To Improve Mental Health

I’ve been talking a lot about physical improvement, but it’s time to share inspirational habits for people who need to work on their mental health.

So, let’s get into it!

  • Practice saying no to avoid unnecessary stress
  • Be strong about your personal boundaries at work, at home, and with your relationships (partner, friends, family members)
  • Do one thing every day that makes you feel good and incorporate it into your daily routine.
  • Practice some physical activity for 20-30 minutes three times per week
  • Create a morning routine to wake up and an evening routine unwind
  • Get dressed and ready for the day – it’s important to not stay in your pajamas
  • Communicate your feelings with the people that surround you
  • Write some positive affirmations for mental health
  • Practice gratitude daily
  • Try to reduce the use of social media
  • Take care of your relationships
  • Start journaling and focus on your self-love
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits to nourish your body
  • Listen to music that makes you feel great!
  • Pay attention to your negative thoughts to be able to work on them
  • Track your mood daily
  • Go out to read a book that you like
  • Get some fresh air every day
  • Learn a new skill
  • Try to laugh every day
  • Practice self-care – do anything that makes you feel good
  • Get some alone time to focus on yourself, on your needs
  • Start working on a personal goal that brings you joy
  • Have good sleep – try to sleep for 7-8 hours per night
  • Find activities that help you unwind to have a good sleep every night
  • Try to implement a new hobby in your life
  • Practice coloring – being creative is a great way to work on your mental health
  • Check what you need today to support your feelings
  • Give yourself time to relax and rest
  • Try to find new friends and be social because social connections are important for human experiences
  • Check how you’re spending your time – use it wisely
  • Practice mindfulness to be more in the present moment than in the past or future
  • Focus on your strengths and celebrate your achievements
  • Improve your confidence
  • Talk to yourself with love and respect


Now that you know these 35 healthy and beautiful habits for mental health, what do you think it’s the reason why you create negative thoughts about yourself?

At least for me, I think it’s confidence. Sometimes it’s super difficult to stay consistent with the things I want to do. I start doing certain things, and suddenly, I just don’t want to continue because I don’t feel confident enough.

I know I have to work on that, that’s why I’m working on my personal growth while working from home and being pregnant. ✨

Finally, feel free to share your thoughts about this. I’ll be happy to read you!

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