World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. A day to bring this to the forefront of our thoughts and give it the attention it so rightly deserves. So many people go through suffering with their mental health. Myself included. A few things I’ve learnt along the way which helped me massively with coping with tough times.

You can’t control everything, so why try?
Focus on the things you can control
It’s ok to be emotional
It’s ok to cry
Ir’s ok to know that things are crap and not ok
It’s ok not to be happy all the time
It’s ok to feel lost
Find solace in things that give you pleasure
Give attention to the things that calm you
Keep moving
Put yourself first
Listen to those around you
Listen to music, read a book, start baking
Absorb the great outdoors
Dance in the rain
Stare at the stars
Treasure the things that make you smile and laugh
Get crafty or arty or sporty or active
Savour everyone that loves you
Seek advice and support
Everyone’s experience is different
Try not to struggle in silence
But know that sometimes silence is needed and that’s ok too
Keep talking

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