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12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

In most cases depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. In other cases, depression can be brought on by factors in our live that we cannot control, such as: a death in the family or financial troubles. However, some of our depression can be fixed by just changing a few of our daily habits. Carey Rossi, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has a list of the worst daily habits for your mental health. To raise your happiness levels, make some changes in these behaviors. 

  • Don't slouch when you walk
  • Don't take pictures of EVERYTHING
  • Don't let a bully get the best of you
  • Add more exercise into your daily routine
  • Don't procrastinate
  • Try to stay away from any toxic relationships 
  • Don't take life too seriously
  • Get more sleep each night
  • Try to get more alone time
  • Stay in touch with friends
  • Put some space between you and your mobile phone
  • Multitask less

To learn more about how changing daily habits can decrease your depression, click here

Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.