Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I want to talk about my journey into sustaining my mental health and creating a framework for a well-balanced mindset. According to the Mental Health Foundation:
“Mental health and wellness condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being stigma and discrimination can also worsen someone’s mental health problems and delay or impede they’re getting health and treatment and their recovery the stigma and discrimination contract people in a cycle of illness”
During this pandemic, I have faced many changes that threw me on a roller coaster ride of emotions and challenges. From shifting my whole career to homeschooling my daughter to losing a loved one in the family. With the stay-at-home order in place, I had no choice to deal with everything head on.
Three Habits to Practicing Mental Wellness
These were the three key habits that I have learned how to adapt to that I would like to share with you:
1. Get Treatment
Find locals or through your health insurance. Here are some links for free resources for affordable or free therapists!
2. Don’t Isolate Yourself
At times I felt no one could understand me, the more lonely and bitter I became. I started to push people away because of my pride and living in the culture of, ‘I can do this myself.’
I sought a therapist and and made it a priority to build healthier relationships with the people around me. Not only was I able to confide in others, I was able to work through my problems in meaningful ways that helped me realize I was not alone. Ever since I started to accept people into my world, I felt my doors open with more opportunities to create closer relationships, new friendships, jobs, and most importantly - peace and joy.
I want to remind you that YOU are not alone. YOU are loved. There are people out there to give you tools on how to succeed however you see success.
3. Speak Out
The more I speak out about my experiences, the more people speak to me about theirs which creates beautiful, powerful, genuine and purposeful conversations.
A Mental Health Framework
Here are two habits that completely changed the course of my mindset -
Journaling - Free writing for the past ten years has left me with pages and pages of my experiences, thoughts and emotions. It is truly so special to see yourself in writing. To see that even in the toughest times, not only did I go through it and survived mentally, emotionally and spiritually; it prepared me for the next experience. Also, to relive the happy parts are always the best.
Planner - Success is an accomplishment from an aim or purpose. In order to get that success, I believe it starts with the beginning. What are your daily habits that can and will get you to that success? For my goals or ‘successes’, I believe I have to be mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared. The more I made it a habit to write everything down, the more I learned about time management. Since I needed all four to get me to my goals, I started to plan accordingly which included penciling in my meditation, work out, teaching, working, also a block for creative time or even K-Drama!
I encourage you to try something new this week. Reach out to a therapist! Take that dance class! Try a new recipe! Or simply just talk to someone :)
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