Mental wellness goes beyond the absence of mental illness. Additionally, it is the presence of healthy life principles demonstrated in healthy habits.
- Daily Devotionals
Every religious system promotes a time of prayer and meditation, preferably at the beginning of the day. The devotional session is a time to give worship and express gratitude for life, which you acknowledge that you have no ability to sustain. The sense of connection with God, the Supreme Being, boosts your mental awareness that supernatural support is available throughout the day. You worry less and praise more.
- Gratitude Lists
Who has not experienced thepositive mental boost which comes with counting your blessings? Your mind cannot accommodate negative thoughts like criticisms and complaints while it is hosting a session of thanks. List your blessings at regular intervals and keep the record for repeated encouragement.
If folks tell you that you cannot carry a tune, turn up the music and sing softly, but sing anyway. Nothing lifts the spirits like inspirational lyrics sung to a tune which captures the mood of your choice—happy, comforting, hopeful or prayerful. YouTube has a great selection.
- Praying for Others
Praying for others provides an opportunity for you to forget your own troubles. It is an exercise which helps you become interested in someone else, whether to request compassion on their behalf, or to share their expectations. Praying for others underscores your personal belief in a God who cares.