We asked some of our members what their favourite way is to protect their own mental health and here are some of the answers.
Janet said, “Walking at sunrise is a great way to start my day and build resilience for the day ahead”
Helene suggested, “Walks on the beach, being barefoot & grounding as much as possible , always find something to be grateful for & spending lots of time with my dogs “
Lorraine added, “think positive thoughts- do positive things – speak positive words.”
Ken wrote, “Music, both playing and listening…”
Sylvia suggested, “Early morning walks in the silence and listen to my magpies singing “
Holistic Wellbeing Services, “Meditation, chant, sound bowls, writing, exercise, quality time with family and friends “
Susan added, “Walking in Forests and collecting kindling”
Karen said, “Run on the treadmill for 30 mins while listening to upbeat music! Always make me feel good “
Rob suggested, “Meditate. Though I don’t recommend it unless you like can manage the catharsis it brings.”
So many ideas and yet I find that most people know exactly what to do stay in alignment with their highest self and BE fully connected to who they are, yet we don’t do it. Sometimes when times get tough, we may not be able to take even the smallest step. And for those situations, simply knowing that whatever you’re experiencing will not last. Knowing that you are so much more than whatever you’re going through right now. Mental strength and emotional resiliency are all part and parcel of how we can connect to our greatest self and they are both muscles that need to be exercised and practiced to maintain. Every time you stand up for yourself without getting upset is improving your resiliency.
When you’re feeling good is actually the best time to make a plan on how to keep feeling good.
And sometimes, even the smallest step in the right direction is the best one.