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Mental health awareness


This week is mental health awareness week.


How are you feeling?


Remember a couple of posts ago I mentioned how asking this question and actually caring about the response was so important. Have you done that?


The last couple of weeks have been a real struggle mentally especially to keep finding the drive to do things throughout the day and not eat everything in sight.


Have you been helping yourself?


Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder to re evaluate our daily routine and actually think is what I'm doing adding value or making me feel good?


Binge watching TV feels good at the time, but soon after you feel bad because you have not done a task you set out to do and also your body will be feeling sorry as your hips will have seized up from being stationary for too long.


Eating the chocolate in the fridge or a wine at lunchtime feels good whilst doing it, but not so good afterwards when you feel guilty for doing it.


Here are 5 proven ways to make you feel better (from the nhs website)


1.Connect with others.


2.Be physically active


3.Learn new skills


4.Give to others (pay it forward)


5.Pay attention to the present


Think about these 5 points and search for what you can be doing to improve your mental health this week. Start with one of these a day and watch your happiness increase and mental stability improve.


Remember to reach out if you need any help.


Stay safe


James



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