Expect The Unexpected
What is Mental Health?
What is healthy for my mind is not healthy for yours and vice versa. A very controversial topic, but a very important one as well.
According to mentalhealth.gov; Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being.
So again, what is healhty for me may not be for you.
Regardless of what mental health is for us individually, it is vital that it is at the forefront of our life.
Being mentally unstable can cause an array of situations that we either overcome or dwell in. Not only does it affect us but it affects the people around us.
Why am I saying this?
Moms we really need to make an effort to keep our mental health in the forefront. On top of taking care of our children we still need to take care of a home, a marriage and a job. We can forget about ourselves, but we should try to make an effort to keep our minds on check.
One situation can pile upon another and so forth. Our bodies are not automatically set, to adapt to all the changes. Especially after childbirth when our hormones change drastically. Hence, Post-Partum Depression.
What Can You Do?
To avoid your mental health going downhill. Eat well, regular doctor check ups, asking for help, saying no!
Be selfish. It is ok to be selfish, especially if your mental health is in danger. What are you trying to accomplish in life? Will doing that extra “thing” help you get there? If it’s not, then skip it!
Same as enrolling your children in extra curricular activities. Will enrolling them help you accomplish your life goal? If not, why stress about it.
Point is, whatever you are trying to accomplish in your life, you will get there. Doing extra things and going beyond your capabilities should not keep you from what matters most. YOU!
Is Your Mental Health in Danger?
If you cannot answer this question with a for sure, “yes!” Then your mental health may not be in the best shape.
Talk to someone, make an appointment to see the doctor.
Here are a couple of important numbers to call. https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help
I refer to YouTube, Podcasts, Blogs of people sharing my story. Motivational videos, self-care videos. Podcasts involving parenting, lifestyle, and motivation. And of course I seek my partner anytime I feel insecure about my wellbeing.