Mental Health is personal for me, for all of us. I feel like part of why I was put here on this earth is to facilitate conversations about mental health as they relate to us as a WHOLE person.
Mental Health is a relationship we have with a layer of our being. Just one part of us but I'll be damned if it isn't one of the most important ones. Mental health is interactive and based on the choices we make our mental health is impacted for better or worse.
5 Things I do for my Mental Health Everyday:
2. Move and connect with my body.
Daily movement makes us feel better and gives us energy. Our bodies need a variety of movement. I'll admit sometimes connecting with my body takes a real conscious effort. I have to overcome my own desire to avoid my body that manifests in desires to do something else that keeps me in my mind. You're not alone!
3. Practice emotional intelligence and intimacy.
All emotions are normal and valid. Become aware of what you are feeling, learn about emotions, find ways to express them in a healthy ways and give yourself permission to feel.
4. Spend time in aware in nature.
Nature is therapeutic and science supports how much we need it. Even a 10 minute sit out in the sunshine can do wonders.
5. Observe my nervous system and self-regulate.
Your nervous system is something you can learn to witness. When your nervous system is stuck in sympathetic arousal mode for example an array of experiences play out. For example, you may feel that you can't take time to care for yourself. You can learn to recognize where your nervous system is and self-regulate.
What are things you do every day for your mental health?
In life, we all have many different callings and paths to take. The universe speaks to us all in our own unique way. My way is through an inner knowing, a felt sense and intuitive calls to action that often reoccur.
When we receive that communication from the universe (if we have awareness of it) we have choices.
1. Ignore it
2. Say No
3. Welcome it and wait for more clarity
4. Say Yes
No right or wrong here. Saying yes is the part that I want to highlight right now...If you want to honor a call to action you feel saying YES is an important and liberating step.
Saying yes and letting fo of the rest. Saying yes and saying a simple prayer like. "Thank you God/Spirit/Universe/Energy for guiding me in this endeavor, I step back and let you take the lead."