How to Set Goals for Mental Health

Acknowledge That You Are Hurting

Have you heard of toxic positivity before? Toxic positivity is when you mask your negative emotions with a positive outlook. Do not adopt this attitude. When you acknowledge that you are suffering, the negative emotions can go away. Not ignoring or dismissing your feelings can also show people who value you that you are not okay. As a result, you can get unconditional support that can do wonders for your mental and emotional wellness.

Take Care of Your Body

As a credentialed psychotherapist, I advise you to follow a balanced diet, go for a walk, practice yoga or get a manicure. These all can improve your mental and even physical wellness.

Communicate Your Boundaries to Those Around You

With boundaries, your friends and family can know how to treat you. This can prevent anxiety, burnout and stress. Boundaries are also important in romantic relationships to prevent you from harbouring resentment and disappointment.

Crystal Kadir

MS, Durham University

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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).

Mental health expert
MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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