May your mental health be well.
The observance of mental health awareness is in May yearly; however, mental health should be a daily observation. So many suffer from mental health because of trauma, triggers, and other experiences that plague their physiological well-being. Mental health is a topic of discussion that is near and dear to my heart. I could explore traumas and triggers related to mental health a million times over. I am such a huge fan of encouraging people to see the sun in a storm, hear the music over the noise, love when there is despair, and most importantly, see past present pain and look forward to the beauty of tomorrow. May your mental health be well. How can you ensure your mental health is well? Constant self-awareness checks, I believe, are essential; easier said than done, however. It is challenging to remember I must take care of my mental health when you are in the hustle and bustle of life and if you are "weathering the storm."
There are work responsibilities, kids, and significant others to take care of, and some of us are even taking care of our physical health; however, mental health is last on the list, if it even makes it on the list. For many, we are unaware that our minds have been infiltrated with traumas until we have unconsciously stored the encounters or experiences until they become manifestations of exacerbated trauma and triggers. I read somewhere an excellent mindful hack to remind yourself of something is to set the alarm on your phone several times a day if needed. Setting the alarm several times throughout the day to remind you to take care of your mental health is a sure pathway to constant and consistent mental health checks. Maybe even labeling the alarm "Mental Health Check." I want to emphasize to women that this would be good for us to do around that time of the month if we are more emotionally hijacked and typically function out of feelings and emotions. During the sound of the alarm, maybe take some time to decompress, pray, meditate, or even acknowledge what you are thinking to monitor your train of thought; also, journaling may be a good source for venting and release during your alarm awareness.
We all need some support sometimes; we can't do life alone, spiritually perhaps, but physical and mental support is necessary. If you know of someone who may be going through a rough time, maybe set your alarm awareness to check on them. You never know. You are possibly saving a life just by caring and calling. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts; I hope I've helped someone today.
Kind Words; Be kind to one another. You never know what someone is going through.