It still amazes me how we don’t talk more about anger and its relationship to our mental health. I feel that everyone has a responsibility for their own mental health and isn't just for people who have been diagnosed by their GP's.
A healthy perspective reminds us of the great things that we have around us. It also contrasts against the negative things going on in our lives. It helps us to remain positive when things get discouraging.
I reached the conclusion that practicing mindfulness is a necessity for trauma survivors. It helps us to re-evaluate our feelings and question the intensity of them. We get triggered much easier and react inappropriately at times
I felt free. Free of internal judgment, fear and self loathing. I felt my best self come alive.
It's a sad loss today for those who followed Mr Bourdain but I also want honor those who have taken their own lives and aren't recognized in the media. Too many lives are lost due to suicide and depression, and there certainly isn't one simple solution that's going to end this growing concern.
The feeling of having a healthy supply of self-worth is something I can only imagine might have been more readily available, natural and automatic if I was able to see that in myself as a child. As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, self-worth was not supplied in healthy doses while growing up.
Pressing pause on our hectic lives is crucial for our mental health. We discover a sense of clarity, identity and purpose with where we're headed. Regardless of how small that purpose is, it is fuel for our brain that helps improve our overall mental health.
Without an ounce of doubt, self-discovery has changed me and the way I think. I thirst for it now because it liberates me from who I was before. My perspective on life has shifted and this gift I was given is an opportunity for personal growth and a healthier wellbeing. Collectively this improves my mental health.
How do you create a healthy set of boundaries? What do boundaries mean to you? Are you a doormat and can't say "No"? Do you often cross other people's boundaries?