Reasons to Not Put Mental Health on the Back Burner
In honor of May being Mental Health Month, we want to bring awareness on the importance of your mental health.
Your mental health should be a priority. It’s easy to put your mental health on the back burner when you have a million things going on in your daily life. But, it shouldn’t be like that. Our mental health affects how we perform and show up in our daily lives. In order for us to show up as the best version of ourselves, we need to pay attention to our mental health.
Allowing yourself to have time for self-care, relaxation, self-forgiveness, and understanding means that you understand the importance of your mind and can therefore avoid the mental burnout that comes with life's stressors. It's important to remember to take care of your mind just as much as you would take care of your body. Poor mental health can lead to a number of health problems such as anxiety and depression, chronic pain, headaches, weight gain, and may even result in a poor immune system. Putting your mental health on the back burner is associated with chronic stress and anxiety. Both of these illnesses increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and even premature death. Many of the effects of mental illness are indirectly associated with some serious health issues.
Not making your mental health a priority is riskier than you think. It makes dealing with life even more difficult.
Here are some things you can start doing to make your mental health a priority:
Take some time away from social media
Feel your emotions
Listen to your intuition
Eat Foods that Fuel You
Spend Time Outside
Call Your Loved Ones
These activities will help you achieve your mental FREEDOM. Trust us when we say that your mental health should be a priority. We want you to feel your best aka FREE!
If you or someone you know is looking for someone to chat with about their mental health, please know that it is completely okay to talk to a trusted person. If you are in an emergency, please call 911 immediately. Remember, you are not alone! NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is an incredible resource for free meetings and support groups to keep your mental health in check. Connect with @namicommunicates or visit nami.org to learn more today.