Ladies, we already know this right? Our mental health matters, it’s of key importance to our overall wellbeing and quality of life..so why don’t we always priority it? Here’s some quick reminders to get you started today…
Take time for you
Always helping everyone else? Putting their needs ahead of yours? Yep…that’s about right. Taking time for you is essential and I don’t just mean intellectually knowing that, telling yourself every couple of weeks that’s it’s time for you and then doing absolutely nothing different and continuing to forget to look after yourself. I mean, actually taking time for you! regularly!
Mental wellbeing to me is all about an individual’s mental health and overall ability to function in life. Often it affects your physical, emotional and spiritual health too – it’s all so inter-connected! Personally, my mental wellbeing feels even more complex than that it’s also about doing well, growing and learning new things, working on my self development and personal growth, feeling content, feeling capable, feeling supported, making progress and being satisfied with life in general.
Creating and having purpose
Your purpose doesn’t necessarily have to involve changing the world or finding a career devoted to helping others. Instead, you might make it your purpose to be kind every day. If you feel like your life lacks purpose, don’t worry – there are many ways you can build a life that has more meaning. To start, write down all the things that bring you joy. Then, establish some small actions steps that can help you implement them in your life on a daily basis. Working toward these actions will give you a reason to get out of bed every day.
Attitude of gratitude
Being and most importantly feeling gratitude on a regular basis is so huge! Sometimes simply sitting and being present in the moment can connect us to this experience, for some nature helps or the simple act of drinking a cup of tea or coffee snuggled under the blanket, you could go as far as sending letters (or texts/emails these days) to people you love and are grateful for and how much you appreciate them or write it down in your personal journey. Whatever your way is each day, don’t forget to recognise how incredibly powerful this act actually is!
Finding things to be thankful for every day is a simple but effective way to boost your mental wellbeing.
The truth is, you may have a hugely different take on what mental wellbeing means to you, because we are all unique. These were just a few quick areas that matter to me, but one thing we can absolutely be sure of is that people with higher levels of mental wellbeing are more likely to live a healthier, happier and longer life.