Of all the generations, Millennials are perhaps the most clued-up about the importance of protecting your head space. Indeed, if we do not feel at peace in our lives then we cannot trust that decisions we are making are decisions flowing from a sound and aware mind. Here's a few tips on how you can maintain a peaceful and happy mind in a world that can, at times, seem quite chaotic.
Keep away from negative people
As I'm sure you've noticed, spending time with negative people, perhaps even having just one conversation with someone negative, can be very emotionally draining. Save yourself the energy and prevent unnecessary stress by keeping away from those that will only bring you down.
Write down positive affirmations
To keep our spirits high, even when a storm hits, it's good practice to get into the habit of writing yourself positive affirmations. According to Psychology Today, "People under high stress can foster better problem-solving simply by taking a moment beforehand to think about something that is important to them," Creswell said. "It's an easy-to-use and portable strategy you can roll out before you enter that high pressure performance situation."
Work out and eat right
According to the Mental Health Foundation, 'the body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid pace. As well as its impact on short and long-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease.
"It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigour." Marcus Tullius Cicero
Mental Health Foundation also noted, 'Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood.'