Hi! Hello! Thank you for stopping by my little blog today! I appreciate every single one of you! I’ve been getting through this summer holiday as best as I can. Just going one day at a time. But, there are a few things that I’ve been doing that have made a big difference in my mental health. If you’re new here, then maybe you might be interested in learning about some of my mental health journey? Below are a few posts to check out.
3 Things I’m Doing To Take Better Care Of My Mental Health
I’ve made it my mission this summer holiday to do more than just scrape by. I want to be happy, survive, and live. But being a writer and having three kids at home full time sometimes don’t mix very well. But these three things that I’ve been doing have been helping and improving my mental health. I’m noting here first before I share the deets that I am not a doctor. I’m only a blogger sharing my journey.
1. Daily Movement.
Daily movement is the first thing I’ve incorporated into my life since my injury. I knew I needed to find something that was low-impact until I built back my strength. I decided to give Barre a try. I like it because of how gentle the movements are, but I can already feel and see a difference in my body and how I feel. Barre workouts are similar to Ballet type movements. It’s very gentle, low-impact, and intense. My flexibility has improved, and my chronic body pain has lessened. The daily movement has improved my confidence and, therefore, my mental health. I feel like I stand a bit taller, and I feel so much better. I’m going to make my best effort to keep daily movement in my life. I am currently on 13 days in a row! (It doesn’t sound like much, but for me, it’s awesome!)
2. Getting Outside.
I’ve been spending some of my day outside. On the sunny days but also on the cloudy ones. I’ve been watching the clouds, admiring the dancing trees, and smelling the flowers. I’ve been slowing down and living.
3. Incorporating Joyful Moments In My Day.
I’ve been stopping more lately and asking myself, “Is this something that makes me happy?” “Is this something that brings me joy?” “Why am I doing this?” I want to be sure that there are joyful moments in my day. I keep reminding myself that I am worthy of joy.
What are you doing this summer to take better care of your mental health? Are you doing okay during this season?