Sixteen little life hacks that will do more for your mental health than a year with any therapist

1. Every morning, write out your challenges and opportunities.

Alex Mathers
3 min readJun 15, 2024


Journal through your solutions to get those thoughts out of your head and onto paper.

2. Develop the habit of being curious about your emotions instead of being carried away with them.

Creating this distance will nurture your emotional control.

3. Walk every single day for at least 30 minutes.

4. Focus less on mental health unless you have severe problems and more on creating ‘success’ in your life in whatever form ‘success’ is for you.

5. Make a commitment to letting go of the need to worry.

Turning away from worry to focus on the real world is a practice that will change your life.

6. Refuse to buy into the idea that you have a ‘problem.’