If you are looking to improve your mental fitness, here are the tricks;

Daily meditation

Develop a sustainable daily routine taking around 15 minutes. You can use a beginner’s program from apps, including Tripp, to help get the basics. It helps shift your attention to the positive world, optimizing your mental wellness.

Gratitude journal

Have a word document on a physical book or computer and update it with appreciation phrases. This helps establish more positive feelings. Additionally, it will shift your thoughts to hopefulness. Research suggests a good association between optimism and enhanced brain health.

Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness involves total body awareness. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and feel your body part by part intentionally. Start from the head going down to your toes. Any part with tension requires more focus to understand what is happening in your body.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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