Happy Monday everyone! I decided for this Monday’s video I decided to talk about my personal self care journey. So check out the video and also comment down below if you practice self care and what you like to do to help you practice is.
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So for today’s post I decided not to do a video due to really struggling with my mental health. This last week was a huge struggle when it came to my anxiety and my depression.
I just felt so overwhelmed with everything that was going on in my life and so many changes. Plus one of the major things I struggle with is feeling like I don’t fit in or like people are talking about me. I’ve always dealt with people not liking me especially as a kid and it’s something that has always hurt me. I always try to tell myself that I should continue to be myself but I still struggle with accepting myself.
For a while I actually thought of taking a mental health day at work but I ultimately decided not to. I just felt guilty thinking of calling in to work and I really wanted to be around family but many of them were going to be working as well. But I also felt a lot better after going through the weekend.
To help with my mental health this weekend I talked to my dad a lot and just really let him know what I was feeling. I also took the time to do a journal prompt and ultimately just did a lot of writing. Overall my mental health is something I’m still working on and something that I’m still struggling with. Sometimes I don’t know what else to do. But I know that it will get better.
But what do you you guys do for your mental health? Also what advice do you have for me and what I could try to work on self love and also my confidence since I struggle with that. I would love to read your comments and I hope that you all have a great week.
As I’m sure many of you have read before I’ve been trying to practice meditation. I know that for a lot of people meditation just seems like a lot of sitting and breathing but it’s a lot more than that. For me it gives me a sense of calm and let’s me focus on the things that I love and enjoy. It takes me away from the stresses of life for just a little bit and also helps me to better handle certain situations.
I decided to try meditation since I heard so much about it and the benefits that it has. Sometimes I have moments where I have a lot of anxiety and get depressed and I wanted to try something to help me handle it.
Now I tried many different apps and even YouTube for simple meditation and some worked and some didn’t. The best advice I can give is to start slow. Start with meditating for like 5 mins or less and then increasing time from there.
Currently I use an app for Insight timer and you can use the meditations for free but there is a paid version for $9.99 and includes some really interesting courses. I’ve taken a few that have interested me and they have been pretty helpful.
So try out some meditation practices and start slow. Also don’t get mad at yourself if you lose focus it happens.