Anyone who has struggled with anxiety or depression knows how difficult it can be to find relief. The constant worry and sense of darkness can feel overwhelming. However, there is hope. Recovery is possible, but it takes hard work. Therapists can provide valuable tools and support, but ultimately it is up to the individual to put in the effort to heal. This means facing difficult emotions head-on, challenging negative thinking patterns, and making lifestyle changes. For some people, this process takes months or even years. And that’s okay. The important thing is that you don’t give up on yourself. Because once you start down the road to recovery, there is no turning back. You will never be able to return to your old ways of coping with stress and pain. So if you are ready to put in the hard work, know that it will be worth it in the end. So you deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Being happy in the wellness journey is essential. Being happy is not a destination but rather a journey. Finding happiness in the wellness journey is important as it can help prevent relapses, manage stress, and keep negative thoughts at bay. An excellent way to do this is by setting realistic goals, plotting the milestones, and taking small steps to reach them. Change does not happen overnight, and it is essential to be patient with oneself. Tracking progress and celebrating every small victory along the way can help to increase motivation and maintain perspective. Being happy is a choice that each individual has to make for themselves. However, deciding to be happy and finding joy in the journey is an essential part of achieving wellness.

Feeling good is essential to being motivated. If you’re not feeling well, finding the drive to accomplish your goals will be harder. This is because when we don’t feel good, we lack the energy and focus needed to pursue our objectives. When feeling down, it’s often difficult to muster up the motivation to do anything at all, let alone something that requires effort and dedication. However, if we can maintain our health and well-being, we’ll be in a much better position to stay motivated and achieve our goals. Feeling good allows us to approach life with a positive attitude and belief in our ability to succeed. Additionally, when we take care of ourselves, we signal to our minds that we are worth investing in and that our goals are important. Therefore, taking care of your health should be a priority if you want to remain motivated and succeed.

When you feel good, you project an aura of success and positivity. People are naturally drawn to those who exude confidence and success. You will find it easier to form deep, lasting relationships with others when coming from a place of self-love and contentment. Furthermore, those around you will be more likely to support you and want to spend time with you when you are at your best. Finally, when you love yourself and care for your needs, you will have the energy and focus on accomplishing your goals. When you feel good, everything in your life gets a boost. Invest in your happiness and well-being, and watch as your life transforms for the better. The practices are things you can do to maintain your wellness on an ongoing basis. 

Improving Your Mental Health 

Mental health is often thought of as an intangible concept, but it is genuine and very important. Your mental health affects everything from your mood and behavior to your ability to think clearly and make decisions. When you struggle with your mental health, it can be challenging to function in daily life. Unfortunately, mental health is often overlooked or dismissed as being unimportant. This is a huge mistake. Mental health should be given the same attention and care as physical health. Just as you would see a doctor for a physical ailment, you should seek help from a mental health professional when you are struggling. There is no shame in admitting that you need help. It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for help.

You can make an effort to improve your mental health, and you may incorporate some great habits into your life to better your mental health. One way to improve your mental health is to practice self-care. Every day, take some time to care for yourself. You may do this in a few ways, such as reading a book or relaxing. Find out what works best for you to help you calm down. It’s essential to make an effort to devote some time to yourself fully. It may even be as simple as lighting a candle and breathing. You can practice self-care in various ways, and it’s essential to find out what works best for you. Maybe you can even practice a new self-care activity every day! You may plan for the upcoming month and pick simple ways for you to practice self-care. Perhaps you can do it for under thirty minutes every weekday and an hour or more on weekends. You may even choose one self-care item for each day of the week. Regardless, it’s essential to choose an activity you genuinely enjoy and go out of your way to take care of yourself. There are several ways to practice self-care!

Another technique to improve your mental health is by treating yourself well. Learn how to master self-compassion and self-esteem. Practice being more understanding with yourself and forgive yourself for making mistakes. Also, remember that you deserve happiness and success. Respect yourself and your decisions, and don’t be so hard on yourself.  

You may also work on improving your self-confidence. One perfect way to do this is by building your confidence. Set goals and accomplish them, even if they’re small. Successes, no matter how small they are, will help you recognize that you are capable of success.   

Practicing mindfulness is a great way to improve your mental health. When facing a difficult situation, learn how to live in the moment. Focus on your present rather than worrying about what will happen in the future or what did happen in the past. If you live life with regrets, you will never be able to move forward. Wasting your time worrying will not help solve any of your problems. Instead, take time to appreciate the present for what it is.  

Therapy can be an excellent solution for bettering your mental health. If you have tried to help improve your mental health by yourself but haven’t had luck, it may be time for you to seek help from someone else through therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be a great way to find solutions to your problems. Therapy can be beneficial if you haven’t had luck improving your mental health by yourself or if you feel like you have nobody to talk to. Therapy can give you an outside perspective. 

Having a Positive Outlook 

Having a positive outlook can help you have a more positive and overall greater appreciation for life. You will be able to find joy in life instead of focusing on any negativity. When you can improve your mindset, your whole world will change. Your perspective can turn a bad situation into a good one. Learning to appreciate life can help you to be happier with how everything is going. A negative outlook on life can prevent you from making the most out of your life and cause those around you to be unhappy. There are a few simple tips that you can use to change your perspective and have a more positive outlook. 

You may start journaling. This can help you feel like you’re in more control of your life, and you may take it in any direction you’d like. Perhaps you wish to write down what you’re grateful for and the good aspects of life. Journaling is also great for writing down your goals and your progress toward accomplishing those goals. 

Another way to have a more positive outlook is by focusing on the good. For every negative thing you notice, you must also come up with two positive aspects to the negative things you see. For example, you may be stuck in traffic and upset about being late. However, this can give you time to call a friend you haven’t gotten the chance to talk to in a while and help you take time to yours. Of course, there are positive aspects to every situation. It might just take a bit of effort to find them. 

Similarly, it would help if you viewed challenging situations and mistakes as beneficial to you. For example, if you can learn to view life in the way that everything happens for a reason, you will be much better off. So instead of thinking that your life is ruined because you didn’t get the job, know that there is a better job waiting for you that will be an even better fit. If you can’t get past challenges, you’ll never grow. You can’t let mistakes or failures bring you down, as they are inevitable and will always be a part of your life. 

It’s vital to change your mindset when it comes to change. Without change, you can’t grow or improve. Although you may enjoy the risk-free aspect of comfort, it will not get you anywhere. Go for your goals! Chase your dreams! If you don’t make an effort to take some risks, you won’t get any further in life. Change can be frightening, but it’s also essential. You’ll never know if you like something until you try it, and it’s okay to change your mind. Change is a blessing, not a curse. It would be best if you learned how to appreciate change instead of fearing it.  

Improving Your Physical Health 

Your physical health is also essential for your happiness. When your body is healthy and you take care of it, you will be able to function the best. Taking care of your body can help you to have more energy and feel better overall. It can also help you to do more instead of being held back by your health. Taking care of the body will also help you to feel better about yourself. You will be able to realize that you are capable of taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for yourself. You may feel more confident in your body and ability to accomplish your goals. 

First, you must get a proper amount of sleep. This is necessary for allowing you to function at your best and have a proper amount of energy. The amount of sleep you need will depend on your age and personal preferences. However, it is very helpful to have a sleeping schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day can help. You may form routines to perform before going to bed and after waking up to maximize this effect. 

Eating properly is essential for taking care of your mental health. It is crucial to allow yourself to eat unhealthy foods occasionally, but you should eat an overall healthy diet. Portions are also significant, as ingesting the proper amount can help you to maintain an ideal weight. Eating at the same time each day can also improve your metabolic health. Determine when you would like to eat and how often you would like to eat. Making these simple changes can help you improve how you eat. 

Staying hydrated is also essential for your health. You must get plenty of water each day to be at your best. One way to motivate yourself to do so is by getting a water bottle that looks nice. This can encourage you to drink from it more. You may even label the side with the hours of the day as a way to set hydration goals for yourself. For example, cutting out beverages besides water can help you, especially since most other drinks contain excessive sugar. However, caffeine and alcohol consumption should also be limited to obtain the best health possible. 

Exercising is very important to keep your body healthy. It would be best if you choose activities that you enjoy. For some, this may very well be going to the gym. Others don’t thrive in that environment and prefer to exercise by themselves. This may be running, swimming, walking, or biking. You may even try at-home workouts. Taking classes or lessons can be a great way to learn how to exercise a certain way. You may also involve yourself in sports or clubs. This is a great way to get out and work out, and you’ll be able to meet others with similar interests.  

Cultivating Positive Relationships 

To improve your relationships with others, it’s essential to surround yourself with the right people. Make sure you spend time with people who motivate, inspire, and encourage you to live your best life possible. It is okay to say no to people, and you must learn to value yourself. Holding on to grudges will not get you anywhere, and it’s essential to eliminate your conflict. You may also spend more time caring for others. When you put in the effort, others will start doing the same. Work on cultivating positive relationships with those around you. 

Feeling good can help you to live your best life. You’re at your best when you are happy. It is possible to achieve happiness. You may do this by improving your mental health, which can allow you to think more clearly about the positivity in your life. Similarly, you may have a more positive outlook on life. Improving your physical health can make you feel better, both physically and mentally. You may also work on improving your relationships with others to surround yourself with the right people who can support you and encourage you to be your best.  


  • Dr. Tomi Mitchell

    M.D | Leadership Coach| Wellness & Productivity Coach

    Dr. Tomi Mitchell Holistic Wellness Strategies

    Dr. Tomi Mitchell, MD, empowers executives, lawyers, doctors, business owners, and other leaders to eliminate burnout and increase workplace productivity and relationships.  She uses her three-step framework, Embrace, Evaluate & Energize, to empower her clients to have clarity. 

    As a public speaker and trainer, she brings energy to the crowd, captures their attention, and gives them clear, actionable steps to apply immediately to their life. Dr. Tomi Mitchell believes in getting to the root causes of life's challenges, instead of taking a temporary BandAid approach to life. She is a writer, with a book coming out in Summer 2023. She is also the host of The Mental Health & Wellness Show.  To learn more about her framework, check out the following link: Learn More.