What is Mental Health Awareness Week About?

You may be aware it’s Mental Health Awareness week which is all about reinforcing the importance of our mental health in our lives.  We are bombarded about mental health relentlessly through the media where it can wash over us without us really thinking about it.

Having a dedicated time to this means we can focus our attention on it and it really does deserve our focus!  Our mental health governs everything such as our mood, relationships, motivation levels, performance at work, our sense of well-being and so much more.  We all, whether we’re aware of it or not, do a great deal to promote our mental health and promote our well-being.  For example, we may speak about our day to another, we may feed ourselves well and exercise.  We may take time to relax and we may work hard to provide for ourselves and others. We also do things that don’t help too and can even self-sabotage.  We may also be faced with difficulties in life that are beyond our abilities to cope with and this can cause us stress, anxiety and low mood.

So, for Mental Health Awareness Week, I invite you to do one of the following –

  • Write down the most important people in your life and why they’re important to you
  • Notice how you show love to someone you love – such as when you make them food or asking about their day or the hug you give them as normal part if your behaviour
  • Think of 5 things that makes you happy and ensure you do at least one of them today
  • Consider what give you a sense of meaning or purpose in your life
  • Do something that contributes to goal you have in life

As always, I hope you continue to find ways to be living well and being you authentic self.

Best wishes, Duncan

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