Mental Health Awareness

#mindfulness

#mentalhealthawareness

3 Quick Steps To Practice Mindfulness

Step One: Journal 📔 Your Thoughts

Right down what you are thinking about first thing in the morning how you want your day to go, then again at night to reflect on the day! Don’t let your past creep in, don’t let what happen yesterday creep in…just stay focused on the present day! One day at a time sis…💓

Step Two: TURN OFF YOUR PHONE 📱

Yes Girl, 😳I know….much like me I do all my business from that damn phone, but ask my friends and family…when I put my phone down I do! I don’t answer calls, texts, or emails for about 2-3 hours. During this I nap or just sit and relax, this keeps you focused and calm! The world 🌎 will be fine without you for a couple of hours, your health is most important!

Step Three: LEARN TO MEDITATE🧘🏾‍♀️

Meditation is the key to mindfulness. It allows us to learn how to be mindful. It is the key to the whole ideal. Without it, it is much more difficult to become mindful in any moment. Sit down, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and just be in the moment.

Mindfulness has been shown to improve overall health, improve our brain functionality, and will enable you to be a calmer, happier, more intentional person. Yes, I know it’s hard to turn our wired brains 🧠 off but I promise just for about 10 minutes you will definitely notice a change.

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Mental Health Awareness 💚

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Do you have some coping skills for when days get bad?

Here are a few you should try if not:

💚Draw or paint a picture. It doesn’t have to be good!!! Growing up in a family of visual artists… Wow, the desire to compete with them when I am a writer, not a visual artist, was hard to overcome at times. But first and foremost, art is a hobby and a coping skill. Just because we’re not amazing at something doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still do it if it brings us joy!

💚 Cook your favorite meal. I enjoy cooking most when I for the most part. Using my hands and immersing myself in making a meal takes my mind off all the mess going on around me, helping lift my depressed mood. It’s great because at the end, I have something to munch on!😋

💚 Write a letter to someone you are angry with, and then destroy it. An easy way to let out any frustration toward someone is to write a letter. This coping skill is great for letting out feelings about someone who would not be receptive to a confrontation or who you no longer have contact with. However, I would advise against writing the letter in an email or text message. 🤦🏽‍♀️All of us have probably sent a message accidentally before, and that would most likely make the situation 🙄😆

💚 Rearrange your room. When we’re in a situation where we feel stuck or powerless, it’s helpful to focus on the things we do have control over, like our attitude or the way we’ve arranged our room. Spice things up and move some furniture around.

Hope these help, they have done wonders for!!!

Wishing you well,

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💚