Good Habits for (Mental) Health2022-05-07

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.


The way to develop good habits is by repetition, effort, or by celebrating a good outcome. Repetition takes time, effort is a price not everybody finds easy to pay, but celebrations and (self-)praise for a positive outcome are fast, easy and fun.

You should ask that any advice or treatment you are given is personalized to whom you are and what makes you tick, and not generic. Celebrate and reward yourself each time you stand up for yourself and demand personalized attention and care. Such habits may save your life.

You should keep track of and journal your feelings, thoughts and life events daily, whether using an old-fashioned paper journal or a modern app. Celebrate and reward yourself each time you jot something down or record in your app. Such habits will lead to a more satisfied life.

You should schedule and do medical exams and lab tests on a regular basis. Celebrate and reward yourself each time you make an appointment, keep the appointment, or have a lab test done. Such habits will prolong your life.

Live. Happier. Longer.