Well Being

17 Little Things You’re Doing That Could Be Ruining Your Mental Health

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There are so many things that we do on a regular basis that seem harmless, whether it's checking our Instagram feeds every few minutes after posting a new selfie (guilty) or skipping out on lunch for a bag of chips (totally guilty). But if our brains could talk, they'd beg us to quit some of those habits ASAP because they've been doing us more harm than good. On the surface, it seems like these things don't affect us at all, but just because the consequences aren't instantaneous doesn't mean that they won't develop over time. By disregarding the effects of our worst habits, we're actually slowly destroying our mental and emotional well-being. This could lead to conditions like major depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

So if you want your mental health to be in better shape, see some of the most common habits you should ditch right away:

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