A special blog post to raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness week
Be aware of your mental health
This week is Mental Health Awareness week so it is especially good to be mental health aware. This means being conscious of our own mental health, and also of the mental health of others around us. You may wish to check out this site for more details: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week The first thing we need to be aware of is that we all have mental health; just like our physical health, our mental health can vary in relation to how well we are at any given time. It can also fluctuate more for some people than others. It is important that we all try to do things that can help us be as well as we can be, both physically and mentally. However, sometimes things happen to us or we may have diagnosed conditions that affect this.
Our physical and mental health are related
Our physical and mental health are quite closely related. This is something that not every everyone appreciates. We can do some things that help us with both our physical and mental well-being. Examples of things that we can do to help ourselves are:
- Exercising regularly (if we are able)
- Eating healthy foods
- Drinking enough water
- Trying to reduce our stress levels
- Trying to get enough sleep and rest
- Having good work/life balance in our lives.
- Practice mindfulness
- Practice gratitude
- Keep a sense of humour
It’s good to talk about our mental health
Also, in relation to mental health, as the saying goes “It’s good to talk”so remember to keep those communication channels open. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. This can be from a family member or friend or from a professional. Remember, be mental health aware, and get help when you need to.
Finally, if you are interested in mental health you may wish to read another blog post that I wrote asking how mentally healthy is your workplace. Find it here: https://jlconsultancy.org/how-mentally-healthy-is-your-workplace/