6 Bad Mental Health Habits To Quit

For a better life

Janice Tovey
2 min readJan 17, 2024


Photo by Felix Rostig on Unsplash

There are some habits that can cause serious damage to your personality and wreak havoc with your mental health and happiness.

Want to improve your over-all life and well-being?

Take a look at these bad mental health habits that you need to kick to the curb.


It is imperative to set personal boundaries. And nurture, encourage, and maintain this space. Say NO to avoid burn out, stress and the anxiety that accompanies feeling overwhelmed. Your physical and mental health will quickly deteriorate if you find yourself responding to emails and phone calls after work hours or on weekends and you run the risk of depression and physical ailments. Say YES to personal space and NO to being taken advantage of. Start today.


Are you your own worst enemy. Why? Unrelenting self-deprecation can cause momentous anxiety, feelings of unworthiness and take a serious toll on your self-confidence. Stop these negative thoughts before they start. Replace them with thoughts of gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal and soon your positive thoughts will out cram the negative.



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.