Mental Health Day
It's Okay to Breathe
Life is crazy; I want you to recognize that there’s nothing wrong with you for wanting to get away and unplug…
With the events that have played out these past 3 years, it’s no wonder people are stressed out - a lot has been going on. It’s been an extended period of uncertainty and turmoil with a steady state of “waiting for the next shoe to drop”. For people with kids, it’s been even worse as they’ve had to play the, “Are we quarantined? Is it a distance learning day because someone sneezed? Are practices a go or are they canceled tonight? Is it masks on or masks off..?” the entire thing has been a circus and managing a family along with yourself became a full-time, level 10, mental grind.
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Let’s discuss the importance of taking a breather and three ways to care for your mental health.
1. You Can Be Saved
To think that things are the way they’ll always be is a false assumption; it’s also dangerous. There’s always hope for things to get better, but for it to happen, you can’t give up on yourself.
One day, I'll change my ways
'Til then I'm stuck in this space
Shut down and hiding my face
Tuned out and losing my faith
If you believe that things can’t get better - they won’t, and the last thing you need at this point in human history is to trap yourself in a permanent state of anxiety with that ever-present pressure coming down on you. We’re heading towards economic and social uncertainty; you really need to keep your wits about you as these next 3 years are gearing up to be a time of both confrontation and opportunity.
Now, the first step to silencing the static in your mind and finding the signal is for you to look at yourself and tell “you” that you’ve got this and that things will get better. The random chaos within can become intentional order if you make it so.
You’ve done your best and made it this far; give yourself some credit and start treating yourself like someone you want to care for. You need to believe in yourself and accept that things have been hard, and there have likely been some moments where you were less than confident and composed, but that’s over, and now, we are working on getting your mind right.
Clean the slate and ensure that you will not only finish the year with a mindset of abundance and clarity but also in a state of honesty.