"An unhealthy mind, even in a healthy body will ultimately destroy health"
The health of the mind is imperative especially in the times we are living in.
Most of us let's just admit it are stretched too thin. We are focused on a million different things at once, whether it's school, work , relationships, careers or our loved ones.
This pressure to be perfect, and to have it all together leads many of us to neglect the health of our mind and spirit.
There was a time where I felt completely depressed. I'm talking down in the dumps! I didn't want to get up, get dressed or "adult". Many times in life it doesn't have to be a specific event that triggers our depression or anxiety, it could simply be the fact that in the world today there is so few times of stillness in life.
I truly believe that most of us have high functioning anxiety and stress. We are so addicted to stress as a culture that we have become a breeding ground for stress of the mind and body.
Observing your thoughts is an important part of mental health. Everyone says to control thoughts, but how can you control something that you haven't observed and you are unaware of?
The negative thinking pattern is important to observe and everyone has different cycles. Do you struggle with low self-esteem, or the need to be perfect? Does that manifest as you thinking lower thoughts of yourself if you mess up or make a mistake?
So many of us are chasing perfection to the point , we don't even make time to be human any more.
Always on social media, always at work, always eating super fast, always distracted. Where do we all find time to just be human? When did it not become okay for us to have fears, imperfections, make mistakes, or even feel?
The goal these days is to become so savage that we don't care about anybody or anyone anymore, but the truth is we were never meant to live in a silo.
With whatever you might be dealing with , I want you to know you are not alone. Whatever you are experiencing now, know that someone, somewhere has experienced that same emotion.
Also with mental health matters it's okay to seek therapy. Going to a therapist can be an enlightening experience, as well as a very helpful tool when you really need it. Creating habits like meditation is also a good way to nourish your mental health and limiting time on social media or on anything that gives you unnecessary unease.
Know that you are not alone and that it's vital to care for your mind.
As always what do you think about mental health? Do you agree with the tips shared? Are we all high functioning anxietors? What tips would you share?
With so much love,