I have learned over the years that you cannot separate mental wellness from physical wellness. I believe the two go hand in hand. We can spend a lot of time making sure we are physically fit and ignore that we are mentally drained. Maybe you grew up like me. I was around people who ignored their mental wellbeing. When you do this it can lead to unhappiness and frustrations. It is not a sign of weakness to work on yourself mentally. In fact, it is a sign of strength. If you feel overwhelmed or out of sort mentally it is okay to seek professional help.
You should be aware of where you are mentally. What is going on inside you? Most of us are taught to be aware of our surroundings. We should also be aware of our emotions. Are we carrying more stress than we need to carry? Are there things we are saying “yes” to when we should really say “no?” Are you afraid of the backlash of saying no? We cannot let others control our lives to the point of sacrificing our wellbeing or happiness.
Are there bad habits you need to get rid off? Most of us know what habits we have that are detrimental to our wellbeing. Perhaps in the past you had a good habit that you got away from. It is never too late to go back.
Nurture your mind. Feed it positive affirmations. Reflect on good things. Focus on what makes you happy. Love yourself without any conditions. Find your purpose in life. I personally recognize there is a God who is willing to help me in every aspect of my life. Try meditation and prayer. Don’t give all your energy to the physical and ignore the mental. You should seek balance in your life.
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