If you engage in small talk frequently, you will damage your mental health.
You cannot strike a mental balance if you are not careful about your physical health.
A simple thing to practice mindfulness is to sit quietly for 10-15 minutes, close your eyes, and think about something you love.
If you nurture your hobbies, you will invest your mind creatively.
You can't make everyone happy. Say no if you are asked to perform something that is beyond your capacity or decision.