Do These 7 Things To Have A Healthy Mind

Do these 7 things to make better decisions, and be more focused and productive.

Irene Chu
3 min readOct 31, 2022


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Here are 7 simple activities you can do to take care of your mind.

Boxed Breathing

This technique is also called square breathing. Now, I don’t do it every day. Instead, I use it when I feel nervous or overwhelmed like the time I had a Parent-Teacher Meeting at school. I always feel calmer and less stressed afterwards. So, here are the four steps:

Step 1: Breathe in counting to four slowly.

Step 2: Hold your breath for four.

Step 3: Exhale through your nose for four slowly.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1–3 until you feel calm.

So, the next time you feel nervous or overwhelmed, give this a try!


“Clutter is the physical reflection of a disorganized mind.” — Joshua Becker

I read this quote somewhere a few years ago. And it’s stuck with me ever since. So, whenever I feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, I clean somewhere. Either my workplace, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. Anywhere.

When I do household chores like washing dishes or folding laundry, I feel calmer because I temporarily stop thinking about problems I can’t control. I also get to let my mind wander and mull over ideas. Plus, moving around is always good for your body.

So, the next time you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, clean somewhere!

Do something creative.

I feel happier, more optimistic, and more accomplished when I do something creative because creativity puts me in a flow state. This is when I’m in the zone and completely absorbed in my task. For example, I get into a flow state when I write because:

-I enjoy it.

-It helps me understand myself and the world.

-It helps me reduce intrusive thoughts.



Irene Chu

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