“Self-compassion and self-care are not selfish, they are selfless”.
Today, on World Mental Health Day, it is timely to give some thought to some approaches to managing your mental health.
Connection with self : Making regular connections with our feelings is good practice for our mental health and well-being. We are often tempted to bury our feeling and just move on to the next thing or task. Take a moment today to reflect and slow down, ask yourself:
- How am I today?
- What am I feeling?
- How can I slow down to connect with myself?
Self-compassion: We live in a fast and complex world with relentless distractions from technology and social media. For us to show compassion to others we need to first be able to treat ourselves with self-compassion.
Self-care: Developing self-care interventions may be as simple as going for a walk, taking time to reflect, a trip out for a coffee or meet with a friend. It can be as simple as we want it to be to meet our needs.
Self-care is an essential practice for mental health and crucial to maintaining a healthy and balanced life. Remember you are you are worth it!