Why It’s Important To Look After Your Mental Health

Lately I know full well I haven’t been looking after my mental health, I’ve let it fall by the wayside and I know it’s my own fault but I’ve been so busy and things have been so hectic I have just not had a chance to focus on it. But now all is about to change, it is ridiculously important because I don’t want to go backwards, it’s all about going forwards with my mental health now, going backwards is 100% not an option.

I’m definitely going to start putting things off a little bit or things that I don’t need to do straight away. I normally manage my time really well, I’m a stickler for time management however, when my anxiety is awful planning actually just goes to hell. Nothing gets done, I get in a flap, I panic and it’s genuinely not a pretty sight.

I’m making changes so what changes am I making?

Pressure

I’m not putting so much pressure on myself, I know exactly what I am capable of, I know that if I put too much pressure on myself it will call come crashing down. Let it flow, I’m giving myself a break and doing my thing.

Good Food & Good Company

I’m still on my weight loss journey, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes having a bit of ice cream, sweets and chocolate keeps you sane. It’s about a balance in life and do you know what I’m gonna enjoy it to be honest! In terms of good company, I spend my Sundays with my in laws and on Sunday I actually had my sister in law, my partner in crime Yasmin there. Honestly trying to eat dinner was hilarious because she comes out with the funniest things and not only that she understands me. Having someone like her in my family literally makes like better.

Spend Time With Positive People

This one is so important to me because I have spent a lot of my life focusing on people who don’t really matter, or probably wouldn’t care less if I was hurting, so now I am focusing on the quality of the people in my life rather than the quantity. Positive vibes only people!

Have Some Time Offline 

I have done a post previously on getting off social media (click here) and to be quite honest it is so important. I feel like my life revolves around social media, especially with the blog but do you know what? Taking a step back is so good, it has made me more inspired than ever and not only that it makes me appreciate the time I have online more. I get a chance to spend quality time with my husband and also I am able to catch up with my friends online and keep a good balance within my life.

Mental health is a lot about self care, looking after yourself and putting yourself first. It’s not being selfish to put yourself first. What do you think? Are you making any changes?

Reminder – Your mental health doesn’t define who you are!

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8 Comments

  1. 16/07/2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love this post. I’ve been trying my very hardest to stay offline too somedays. I spend so much of my time on the internet and forget the importance of spending quality times with family and friends. Myself and the fiancé like to switch off our phones some evenings just to focus on each other and talk about our days!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:32 pm

      I think being offline can really help to be honest, it reminds you that there is life outside of the social media network! xxxx

  2. 16/07/2017 / 10:20 pm

    This is a great post, it’s oh so easy to neglect your mental health. A break from social media can do you the world of good, it’s amazing in so many ways but also can be super overwhelming x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:33 pm

      I totally agree Josie, I get so overwhelmed but it is important to look after your mental health and put yourself first! xxxx

  3. 18/07/2017 / 10:49 am

    This is so true – no-one else can take care of that part of us, except ourselves and sometimes we have to take the time to preserve it. Great post x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/07/2017 / 1:37 pm

      I totally agree, we need to put ourselves first sometimes and do what is best for us! xxxx

  4. 19/07/2017 / 11:46 am

    Last month was a bad month for me with my MH, everything just got on top of me. It is so important to take a break out and spend time with family and doing things you love.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      19/07/2017 / 3:45 pm

      I totally agree, I think it’s important to get back to your roots so you can move forward! xxxx