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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 and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.