Bite-Sized Steps Towards Mental Sanity And Improved Self Acceptance
Originally published: May 22nd, 2020
Mental health is just as valuable as physical health. If anything, mental health is the pre requisite to health in all other aspects of your life. A sane mind creates a sane & more “zen” existence. As humans (especially young ones) we can sometimes become so wrapped up in this illusion of who we are trying to portray ourselves to be. Often times this is occurring subconsciously- and it’s always at the expense of our own self esteem and sanity. Social media has become a breeding ground for feelings of inadequacy and overall negativity. This is why it’s important to come to terms with who you are as a person. Part of growth is understanding that you’ll never be everyone’s cup of tea. BUT… you will be exactly what SOME people are looking for. That’s your tribe. You will add great value to your tribe's life. Nurturing and building those relationships is one of the keys to building a more happy and fulfilled life.
Once you figure out who your people are, you now have a better understanding of what your calling might be. Often times the best career paths come from figuring out who your tribe is and then seeing how you can now contribute to the growth of it. What is your “thing”? What is that thing that can you talk about or do for hours where you just sort of lose track of time? Is there more than one thing? Can you find a way to combine all of these things into one career path? Can you launch your own business?
If you can spend even just TEN minutes a day working on that “thing”, you’re on a GREAT path to less anxiety and a more fulfilled life. I have a morning routine where I dedicate the first hour or two of the day to myself. I fall asleep the night before with my phone on airplane mode so that when I wake up there are no distractions, texts or notification. This is key. When you wake up and the first thing you’re doing is scrolling through social media and seeing what the world is up to and what other people want from you, you are subconsciously telling your brain that you place more value on the outside world than you do on your own mental sanity.
My morning routine includes working out, meditating, reading and spending a minimum of 10 minutes on my own projects. I think it’s very easy to get overwhelmed with everything going on in our lives. Sometimes even just the thought of having to create something can lead to people shutting down. That's when the feelings of shame and guilt creep in. But if you simplify the task by dedicating even just 10 minutes a day to whatever it is you want to do, you just might create one of the most beautiful things some people have ever seen. You might say something that was exactly what someone else needed to hear. These 10 minutes can be as simple as just brainstorming ideas. I promise you, you’ll start to feel less anxious as person once you dedicate this time for yourself. Think about all the time you dedicate towards OTHER people’s dreams. Most 9 to 5 jobs are a perfect example. We need to take care of ourselves. It's important to note that taking care of yourself is a very UNselfish thing to do because it leads to you becoming a happier and more productive person. Your energy therefore improves and it becomes contagious to the people around you. When you do good for yourself you are more likely to encourage others to do the same. It’s a snowball effect.
I started my online business and journey into becoming a Detoxification Practitioner earlier this year. All the blog posts and content you see on my website did not occur over night. I added bite sized improvements on a weekly basis, and I now have a website with original content that I am very proud of. This is the key- baby steps...Baby steps towards better mental health by taking bite sized action.
You are capable of anything.