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Emotional Fitness: 3 Essential Habits for Better Mental Health

Nick Wignall
Jan 21, 2019 · 9 min read

Table of Contents


1. Train Your Attention Muscle with Mindfulness

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How to Use Mindfulness to Train Your Attention


2. Eliminate Negative Thinking Patterns with Cognitive Restructuring

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How to Use a Cognitive Restructuring to Change Unhelpful Mental Habits and Thinking Patterns


3. Build a Better Relationship with Your Emotions Using Validation

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How to Practice Emotional Validation


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