12 Ways We Sabotage Our Mental Health
Our own worst enemy
By Amanda Gardner
Our mind and mood are keenly sensitive to the world around us. Distressing life eventsa bad breakup, unemployment, the death of a loved oneoften leave us rattled or sad, of course, but our daily routine and patterns of thinking also have a big impact on our mood. Bad habits like skimping on sleep, drinking too much, or nursing grudges can undermine our mental health, whether that means a brief episode of the blues or full-blown depression and anxiety.
Happily, many of these mental pitfalls can be avoided. We break down 12 of the most common and provide tips for how to steer clear.