Mental Health Week
Today is World Mental Health Day
and with all that has happened over the past two years, we can now see that our Mental health has just as much influence on our quality of life as our physical health does and that it is just as important to put as much effort into looking into after our mental health as much as looking after our physical health. The biggest factors that influence our mental health are – emotional state, physical health, mindset, life mastery, purpose and fulfilment.
There are many ways that we can look after our Mental Health:
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle – balance of activity and rest, healthy diet, keep your energy levels in optimum flow with movement and good sleep hygiene.
Develop a self-care routine – set regular time aside to check in with your self, your mindset and how you are feeling physically and emotionally. Check in regularly with your needs and desires and take whatever action you can to meet those.
Develop a good relationship with yourself – treat and speak to yourself with kindness and compassion. Value and hold yourself with the same regard as you would a loved one.
Invest in your Personal Development – courses, books, podcasts, talk therapies, coaching. This doesn’t have to cost a huge amount either if money is a worry, there are loads of excellent free resources to be availed of.
Support – don’t suffer in silence. There is a lot more support out there for people than we initially realise. Take it step by step, if you don’t get what you need from the first person you approach, don’t give up, keep going until you find the right person to support you and you will. Organisations like Jigsaw and the Samaritans are an excellent support to the people of Ireland.
Click here to listen to the podcast where I chat with PJ on the Opinion Line about looking after your Mental Health
Personal Development is a fantastic way to look after your Mental Health so if you would like to find out more about how I can support you get in touch today and we can chat about whatever is blocking you from moving forward – send me an email on Info@merrymecentre.ie