World Mental Health Day

Posted on October 10th

Today is world mental health day in someway we ahem all experienced it whether it be ourself or someone close….but our mental health is often not talked about and not looked after as much as our physical health…when really its just as (if not more) important……it should be used, and trained and looked after like the muscles…..its our “mind”muscle”

I have suffered from anxiety for a while now….and it happened just after I lost my best friend…my grandad, and my mind has been a toughie to control after this (I had it also as a child after the loss of my dad…but its different as a child) as an adult you know more and it affects you differently….Im not saying this for sympathy, Im saying it to hopefully let someone know they are NOT alone…..I still get bad days now, but I do some things that help me get past to or just make the day a bit brighter…Im not saying these are everything but the things below are things I swear by and that I feel have been truely part of my healing and journey.

I used to think asking for “help” was a sign of weakness…until I had the breakdown and then I realized that it wasn’t a sign of weakness it was a necessity

If anyone is feeling this way, please reach out and get in touch with me, I always want to help people and just give some support

My Tips:

Write in a Journal – just get it out your head into paper – no1 needs to see it
Write 3 things overnight you are grateful for
Getaway – even if just a night in a hotel, spa day or a walk in somewhere new
Work on your strengths – the positives
Ask for help – it is NOT a sign of weakness
Dont beat yourself up if you feel this way… ITS OK
Be kind to yourself always
Good Nights Sleep – it works wonders
Meditation (takes a bit of getting used too – I use an app called “calm”)
Exercise – even just for 10mins
Good Nutrition – KEY!!!!
Find a hobby….do something you LOVE, something that makes you smile
Have some Dark Choc – just a square
Soak up and enjoy what you already have
Colour…seriously it helps with anxiety, love my colouring book
Laughter is after all the best medicine
Practice Forgievenss – for yourself and others
Walk in Nature (seriously this has been a biggie for me)

If you are going through a tough time right now, I send Love and Light to you and wish nothing but happiness for you.

Reach out….to me or someone else, you are never alone

and always remember “Its OK not to be OK”

Jen x