I hope you have had a great week so far!
Today, I want to take about the effect that gratitude has on our mental health and why we should practice it.
- It helps us to release our hormones dopamine and serotonin. The feel good hormones.
- It can help us sleep better.
- It allows us to focus on the things that really matter.
- It helps us to regulate or nervous system.
- It allows us to feel safe within ourselves.
What 3 things are you grateful for today?
All The Best,
Live Like KK x
This week is Mental Health Awareness week.
1 in 4 people experience mental health issues every year. I can relate, I suffer and have been on antidepressants.
In terms of our mental health, there aren’t any rules stating how we should be looking after ourselves mentally.
I do want to give you a few reminders though:
- It is okay to want your pain to be noticed
- Asking for hep isn’t attention seeking
- Sometimes you just want a hug and that is okay
- You are enough
- You matter and your mental health matters
It is important to think about what we are doing to support our mental health alongside even looking at what other things we can be doing.
For me, looking after my mental wellbeing is, meditating, going on walks in the sun, writing/ journaling and playing with my cat.
What do you do that supports you mentally and makes you feel good?
Also, please note that if anyone simply needs a chat, I am here.
All The Best,
Live Like KK x
Today is teen mental health day.
One in seven teenagers develop mental illness.
This is a crucial time for developing emotional habits so it is important to be aware of the factors that can affect mental health such as stress, pressure to conform with friends, social media, quality of home life and much more.
It is important to ensure that we adopt healthy eating habits, good sleeping, problem solving skills, communication and learning to manage emotions so that we can ensure that our teenagers get the best out of their adolescence.
A few things to remember if you are struggling are:
- It is okay to not be okay
- You will smile again
- Don’t be hard on yourself
- One step at a time
- Asking for help is not weakness
If any teenagers are struggling, note YoungMinds Charity. They are a charity where young people can get the support that they need.
Christmas can bring about a lot of metal health issues but remember one thing is that it isn’t only your responsibility to take care of your metal health.
I mean you need to take responsibility but you should also allow other people to be part of that circle.
We always put lots of pressure on ourselves to manage our mental health alone, but something that you alway should remember is that family, friends and mental health professionals all play a vital part in helping you cope.
You may not need help now but if the time comes to it, allow others to be part of that and accept their help.
You’ve got this!