Five Habits That Quietly Sabotage Your Mental Health
Habits are a major cause of mental and emotional health problems.
These are lifestyle choices or behaviors that we engage regularly and they can have a significant impact on our biochemistry.
Our bodies and brains are intricately interconnected, and the choices we make regarding our habits influence our biochemical processes.
Some habits can disrupt the body’s chemistry, leading to mental and emotional health crises.
Here are five such habits that can quietly wreak havoc on your mental health.
1. Making Excuses For an Abusive Partner
Being in a relationship with an abusive partner, and excusing or rationalizing their behaviors, is one of the easiest way to escalate your risk of mental and emotional health problems.
Abuse, whether it is physical, emotional, or psychological, are detrimental and can have severe and long-lasting effects.
People who are constantly exposed to abusive behaviors experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health conditions.
Excusing abusive behaviors often involves minimizing or denying the severity of the abuse, which can lead to self-blame, guilt, and shame.
Over time, your self-esteem is eroded and develop a distorted view of what a healthy relationship looks like.
Unfortunately, 6 in 10 people have found themselves in an abusive relationship at some point.
Surprisingly, rather than walk away, many people sit back and make excuses for the treatment they get.
An abusive partner is an emotional tormentor. They won’t change. Instead, they will damage you mentally and emotionally.
2. Overwork 40 Hours Per Week
Many people overwork themselves every week. Grinding has become a pop culture. It’s how we measure productivity and success.
If you’re not working long hours a week and constantly striving for more, then you’re not a high performer.