The Importance of Daily Mental Checkins

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s easy to fall into a bit of an emotional slump. During the winter, and really all year round, it’s important to check in with yourself and how you are feeling. This is something I have been trying to get better at and work into my daily routine — and I highly recommend you do as well.

 

Check in with your emotions. How are you feeling? Are you sad? Stressed? Happy? Tired? Just hanging in there? Whatever you may be feeling, make sure you are self-aware of what’s going on inside of your head and then ask, why?

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Why am I feeling this way? Is there something going on? Did something happen? Do I have a huge workload due soon? Am I homesick? Is it the weather? Whatever it may be, figure out how you are feeling and why you are feeling the way you are.

 

After you’ve done these two things, think about what you need and how you can help your mind. Do I need to talk to someone? Should I work out? Meditate? Organize something? Take a nap? Cry? Eat a pint of ice cream? Just have a nice, cozy, relaxing day? Figuring out how to help and work with your feelings, makes life a little easier day by day.

 

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Sometimes, I’m simply having a day where I’m a little down for no particular reason, and that’s okay. No matter what you’re feeling, or why you are feeling it, it’s important to keep yourself in check and make sure you are taking care of yourself every single day. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it’s time we start treating our brains with priority.