Yesterday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day. The theme for this year, ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’, highlights the in equalities in the societies. That is to say, it is aimed at how to decrease the ever-increasing gap between the ‘have nots’ and the ‘haves’ and to cater to the tending of the mental health issues of people.
The World Mental Healthy Day is a reminder that we must make mental health and mental fitness a priority in our lives as many people, including children, are struggling with mental health issues. Our mental health is more important that even in our lives with so many new changes and challenges due to the pandemic.
Being aware is the first step in managing your mental health, do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help when you need it. Everyone is entitled to support and help when needed. ‘Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you are not alone, and that others have been down the same road.
Your mental health is so important for your mental and physical health as well as those that are around you. It is more important than ever that we take time for ourselves and practice self-care. Find what helps you balance your stress, a few of mine are long walks, an exercise class (like pilates) and talking with friends. Some days, I have to reach deep into my motivation to even start one of these or other things that help me mentally. To help me get going, I think of how I felt after doing one of them and know I will feel better mentally and physically after.
Destination Wellness has been a such a positive force in my life over the past year. I found I love writing blogs, doing wellness classes remotely and helping to improve others lives with proper wellness inspiration. If you are still struggling with your positive force and motivation, I hope you take the time to find it and find a positive path for your mental and physical health!