Easy Ways To Improve Mental Health
By Jade Kerr - May 17, 2022

The notion of romanticizing life is commonly found in movies and books. It is not a concept that is commonly found or implemented in real life. For starters, what even is romanticizing life? It is essentially about allowing down and appreciating the little things. As cliche as it sounds, it is important. And humans need it. In the contemporary world, as capitalism has taken over people have forgotten what the essence of life really is. With lives revolving around work, we have forgotten to romanticize life. Or in other words, we have forgotten to merely live life.

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Living life does not necessarily have to translate to quitting your job altogether and going to live on a deserted island or in a jungle all by yourself to immerse yourself completely in nature. Because this is just not practical. What living life and slowing down essentially refer to is not rushing over everyday tasks. Give yourself enough time to relax and wind down. Give your body and mind a break because they need it to work well and efficiently. Stay in bed for an extra 20 minutes after your alarm goes off because it is okay to be a little late to work.

Take 15 minutes to make your morning coffee, because you deserve a perfect cup. And more importantly, take your time sipping it. Instead of rushing and gulping down your coffee on the go. Go on longer hikes and walks, and allow yourself to connect with nature. For humans were not meant to remain in concrete jungles. Allowing yourself to slow down has countless benefits. Mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, are on the rise globally. More and more young adults are falling prey to these diseases simply because they got overly competitive and did not allow themselves a break or a chance to slow down.