Avadhi Sharma – Empower. Thrive. Transcend

Slaying the 10 Evils for Perfect Mental Health: A Dussehra Special

Dear LinkedIn Community,

As we approach the auspicious festival of Dussehra, it’s not just the triumph of good over evil that you celebrate, but also the triumph of mental resilience over life’s challenges. In the spirit of this victory, let’s identify and conquer the 10 evils that often sabotage your mental well-being. Much like the ancient tale of Lord Rama, you can rewrite your own narrative of strength, courage, and inner peace.

1. Comparison – The Thief of Joy: Comparison is the thief of joy, stealing away our contentment and gratitude. In a world tailored for individual journeys, comparing your progress to others’ is biggest virus in your system. Embrace your unique path; your journey is incomparable and invaluable.

2. Lack of Daily Rituals – Igniting the Power of Routine: Daily rituals provide a sense of structure and stability. Establishing a routine can ground you amidst life’s chaos. Whether it’s morning meditation, evening walks, or creative pursuits, these rituals act as anchors, enhancing your mental and emotional well-being.

3. Killing Unhealthy Boundaries – Nurturing Self-Respect: Boundaries are not barriers; they’re self-respect in action. Learn to say ‘no’ when needed, guard your time and energy, and surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. Healthy boundaries are essential for maintaining a positive mental space.

4. Perfectionism – Embracing Imperfection: Striving for perfection is a burden best laid to rest. Embrace your imperfections; they are what make you human. Accepting yourself as you are fosters self-love and diminishes the unrealistic expectations that lead to anxiety and stress.

5. Fear of Failure – A Stepping Stone to Success: Failure is not the end; it’s a stepping stone towards success. Every setback offers valuable lessons. Embrace failure as a part of your growth journey; it molds your character and resilience, leading you towards your goals.

6. Toxic Relationships – Cultivating Healthy Connections: Toxic relationships erode mental peace. Identify and distance yourself from individuals who drain your energy. Nurture relationships with those who inspire, motivate, and genuinely care for your well-being.

7. Mindless Consumptions – Feeding Your Mind Positivity: Be mindful of what you consume, not just in terms of food but also media and social interactions. Choose positivity over negativity, uplifting content over sensationalism. What you feed your mind greatly influences your mental state.

8. Self-Doubt – Believing in Your Potential: Doubting yourself is a disservice to your capabilities. Believe in your potential and cultivate self-confidence. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small, and acknowledge your growth. You are capable of more than you think.

9. Dwelling on the Past – Embracing the Present: The past is unchangeable; dwelling on it robs you of the present moment. Learn from past experiences but don’t let them dictate your present or future. Embrace the now, for it is where your power lies.

10. Neglecting Self-Care – Nurturing Your Inner Garden: Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s essential. Prioritize your well-being physically, mentally, and emotionally. Exercise regularly, indulge in hobbies, practice mindfulness, and seek support when needed. Nurturing your inner garden will bloom into a vibrant, resilient mental state.

This Dussehra, don’t just burn effigies but also the evils within you. By conquering these mental adversaries, you pave the way for peace, happiness, and fulfilment. May this festive season inspire you to embark on a transformative journey towards peaceful mental health.

Wishing you all a joyous and mentally thriving Dussehra!

Warm regards,

Avadhi Sharma – Counselling Psychologist / Relationship Expert