World Mental Health Day 2018

It’s #worldmentalhealthday2018

1 in 5 of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our life, and of that, half of those effected will do so by the age of 14. These statistics show just how big an issue it has become.

Modern living is tough. We live highly stressful lives often with enormous expections from others but even more so from ourselves.

Right from our early years we’re expected to attain good grades, prepare for a career, go to uni, get a well-paid job, fit in, work hard, and often receive little reward for our time and effort. We work long hours which take us away from our loved ones, just so that we can scrape by with a life that doesn’t satisfy us completely. We feel guilty when we’re away from our family and stressed if our work doesn’t allow us to live the life we deserve to life.

Chronic stress leads to mental and physical health issues. It’s vital that we take care of ourselves to reduce the impact of stress on our bodies.

We gain our understanding of the world from our experiences and we are constantly bombarded by negative messages from where we work, from the news, social media and sometimes from the people we know. All of this increases the stress we experience every day.

Energy is all around us, we are energy and if our consistent thoughts are negative, we tend to attract negative energy into our lives.

It’s ok not to be ok. It’s ok to ask for help. To let go of the damage which has been controlling your life. To move forward. Release the stress. The positive impact of that benefits you, your family, your colleagues and may lead you to living out your dreams.

Today I’ll be heading outside for a walk to enjoy a bit nature, it always helps to ground me.

What are you going to do today to take care of yourself? Share in the comments!

Kirsty

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