May is mental health awareness month in America, and In the UK, we also have Mental Health Awareness Week from the 15th – the 21st of May. I thought I’d share some of the ways I prioritise my mental health; maybe you can do some of these things too.
Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is how we think, feel, and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices, reports mentalhealthyfit.org.
As mental health is very broad, I will focus on well-being. I think it’s essential to prioritise our mental health as our brain is a crucial organ. We all reach stages and seasons where we must put first things first, meaning doing what brings you the most peace. In terms of well-being, these are three of the many practices I use to help me prioritise my peace.
- Fitness – I enjoy moving my body. Whether it’s a Zumba class, boxing, or a regular workout session, I ensure I’m active at least 3 out of 7 days a week. Occasionally I’ll go for long walks when the weather is good. It helps to strengthen my thoughts and mood, and sometimes I devise solutions to issues I want to resolve. When I first began getting into fitness, I would go jogging in my local park. I have come such a long way since those days.
- Read – Reading the right book can be so good for your soul. If you don’t enjoy physical books, you can listen to
audiobooks while driving, walking your dog, or cooking dinner. The two books which are great for helping you to begin prioritising your peace and Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life and Shift your thinking 200 Ways to improve your life.
- Diet – Food is our friend when we eat what’s right for us. Scientists have found that there is a link between our gut health and our mental health. I’m not a nutritionist, and I love snacks like crazy. Although I think we all know the advantages of a balanced diet. Most of the week I do my best to snack only on healthy treats and save high-sugar snacks for specific nights.
Having peace is something money can’t buy, and it’s great that we can do such simple tasks to incorporate just a little more of it into our day. The quality of the peace in your life will begin to improve if you try any of these practices consistently.
Is there anything you do to protect your peace? Please let me know In the comments section.
Till next time,
Lots of Love