Yes it is #mentalhealthday2019 and so I thought I would write a blog about Looking after your mind, as our minds are power machines and a lot goes on in them.
Looking after your mind is critical in helping you to be the powerful person you have always wanted to be, but sometimes our minds can work against us, if we aren’t careful, and so we have to learn to reprogram them to look at our lives differently, with our thoughts and fears.
So how do you do that?
I have discovered through having an eating disorder, having social anxiety, general anxiety and depression that you need focus on what you can do to make a difference.
She explains that passion isn’t in an object, a person or a job, for example, but it is within yourself, and it is energy.
What gets you excited to get up in the morning?
So stop searching for things that aren’t there, but things that are, and go through what brings a smile to your face.
I keep talking on this site about #keepingajournal, and the reason for that is because it is a great way to brain dump all your thoughts and fears, and then find out and get to grips with:
- Why you are having those feelings?
- What are the triggers?
- What can I do today that would help me feel better
– Practice #selfcare example, take a bath, get your hair done, create a gratitude journal and write about all the things you do like about yourself, put some make up on or just chill and relax,watching reality TV if that’s what you like or soaps.
– Create a mood board and use your planner to keep track of how you feel each day and make a list of everything that would help you feel better that day.
– Do something new or learn something. If there is something you have wanted to learn about then now is the time to do that, as there are so many free courses out there.
It is all about making those changes to help stabilize your mind and whenever you feel low or afraid, do talk to someone because there are people who will listen.
I have been getting help from Surrey and Borders Partnership, which is #mentalhealth support you can get from the NHS, as my anxiety got so bad I ended up in hospital. I was having heart palpitations and thought that someone was after me.
It was horrendous and would never want anyone to go through that, and is why I support #mentalhealthcharities. I got help and so can you.
They will go on your terms not on theirs. So do get support if you feel that you can’t take life anymore or life is getting too much, because it can. Life can be a juggling act and can affect the mind, and so it is important for ourselves and our love ones who often are affected by someone with mental illness too, to get support and help.
Never feel alone if you have mental health problems, because you are not.
When it comes to mental health it can affect anyone no matter who they are, so it is good that now we are making everyone aware of it, and that people are now getting support.
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I hope this has helped you should you be struggling with mental health and get support.
Many thanks for reading,