Keeping a daily journal, doing yoga, or simply changing a mundane chore into a fast meditation are all examples of wellness practises.
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Stigmas can stand in the way of your ability to value and care for yourself.
They can leave you with feelings of shame, sadness, self-doubt and other self-sabotaging emotions.
The world is filled with stigmas around mental health, and choosing to reject them is an important component of self-advocacy.
This metaphor means seeing your mental health as a wallet: money comes in, money comes out. How much money is in there is how many adverse events you can go through while sustaining your mental health.
We usually only worry about our mental health during distressing events, and don't take into consideration the many daily events that empty our mental health wallet, often without us realizing it.
People tend to be social creatures and research has shown that social connections are vital for both emotional and physical well being.
However, alone time also plays a pivotal role in mental health. Being around other people comes with rewards, but it also creates stress. You worry about what people think, You alter your behavior to avoid rejection and to fit in with the rest of the group.
Alone time can be so important. Having time for yourself gives you the chance to break free from social pressures and tap into your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
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