OK! SO, I had a complete different video recorded for today but it really didn’t feel aligned to post it. Since it is something that I have a good amount of knowledge in but am not implementing in my life. I had a huge wake up call las night when I couldn’t walk because I had a horrible pain in my lower back. Every time I gain weight, this happens. However, it hadn’t happen since way before I had the baby. I am now a mother, with a lot of other matters that depend on my health being at it’s best. So it got me thinking, when it comes to taking care of my mental health, do I have to say no to other areas of my life? HELL NO! It is essential, for a good quality of life, to implement self care in all areas of our lives. Body, Mind & Soul. SO, then I dug deeper and started thinking of all the things we start neglecting and the actions that we start taking all with the purpose of “protecting our mental health”. So I decided to record this video for you instead. Something that felt more real for me at the moment and something to take into consideration. So here are 5 things that you shouldn’t do when you are working on your mental health. Through the video my son is literally going crazy. Screaming, singing, tapping and throwing things all over the place. So, I’d truly appreciate if you could really just give this mommy a clap for getting things done, even when her boy is going crazy, has had a cold for 2 weeks and is now walking like an old lady because her back is in pain!
DON’T GET AGGRESSIVE TRYING TO PROTECT YOURSELF
It is so easy to get angry and think we have the right to be a jerk to other people all with the purpose of protecting our mental health. Although we should do all in our power to be happy and relaxed, we also we must practice compassion, love and humbleness when working on our mental health. Specially when it comes to the people around us. Some people don’t understand how our brain works and that is ok. Practice being understanding. Whatever we put out into the world is what we will get back.
DON’T ISOLATE YOURSELF
Although we always need some time for ourselves for things like meditation, journaling, winding down, reconnecting with our inner selves or simply practicing stillness, it is still very necessary to connect with other people. To love, enjoy and embrace the happiness that other people have to share.
DON’T NEGLECT OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE
I had a huge wake up call. I was neglecting my health massively and my overweight cause for my back to be in so much pain that I couldn’t walk. Being physically at your best is essential to happily play outside with your kids, have great sex with your husband or simply being able to go work (I couldn’t open my nutrition club today, which is a one woman show) to support our family.
DON’T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
We may sometimes feel shitty, irritated and grumpy. NEVER, blame others for how you feel. We must start taking responsibility for our own actions and feelings. I used to blame other people for not understanding that I had a mental illness. I would get anxiety and start shutting people off, hating on other people when in reality it was all on me. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our own happiness.
DON’T BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR FAILS
Compassion my love! COMPASSION! We are all human beings, no one is perfect and things will never be perfect. We will fail sometimes. I could sit here and punish myself for neglecting the physical area of my life and hate myself for doing that. Instead I will love myself. Understand that I am human and that this is only an opportunity for me to learn and to start making healthier decision when it comes to my eating habits.
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