#MentalHealthMonday⁠⁠What's in my mental health toolbox? ⁠⁠I wanted to share what I turn to when I'm struggling, in case it might help you during these overwhelming times.⁠⁠Most of the tools aren't actually in this giant box I'm holding , but rather things I've learned to do over the years that have been incredibly useful during the challenges of 2020.⁠⁠The first two are the most important, and are lifesaving for me: ⁠therapy and medsI will never stop saying this – Please don't be ashamed to get professional help! ⁠⁠Basic healthy lifestyle things: good sleep, a clean diet, exercise, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins⁠⁠My daily #ichoosebeauty practice to notice the beauty in life's little things every day ⁠⁠Coping statements that you see me post here, like "focus on the good," "keep going," and "it's going to be okay"⁠⁠Reframing negative thoughts (a great resource for this is The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – I've linked to it in my bio)⁠⁠Meditating (I use @InsightTimer)⁠⁠Journaling (I use the prompts in the Finding Hope journal I created, linked in my bio)⁠⁠Resting without feeling guilty (I'm getting better at this!)⁠⁠Keeping things around that make me feel good – inspirational card decks, music, anything lavender… ⁠⁠Do I still struggle? Of course, I do. Mental health is a constant battle with your brain. But these tools help me come out ahead most days. ⁠⁠Want more ideas? My partner @mentalhealthamerica has lots of helpful info on its website. Just go to the link in my bio and click on the Mental Health America button.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠#covid2020 #lifeinthetimeofcorona #youvegotthis #keepgoingon #keepgoingstrong #dontgiveupnow⁠#mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthisreal #mentalhealthwarriors⁣⁠⁣ #mentalwellness #mentalhealthawareness

CHOOSE BEAUTY EVERY DAY (tanks)

⁠⁠It’s out there, even during this overwhelming year. And honestly, the heaviness of 2020 makes it extra important to take a moment to find beauty in something… anything… every day. ⁠⁠ Tanks come in Envy (pictured), Indigo, and Vintage Purple tri-blend… and are perfect for working out or working out, running errands, or lounging.⁠⁠ Shop … Read more CHOOSE BEAUTY EVERY DAY (tanks)

Choose to see the beauty that is all around you

As you go about your week, take a minute to just notice all the beauty in your life. Whether it’s the clouds, a text from a good friend, maybe your favorite song on repeat. ⁠⁠All of these simple things are proof that happiness is right in front of you. You just have to choose to … Read more Choose to see the beauty that is all around you

Releasing resistance in 2020

2020 is a good time to practice this one. There’s so much out of our control right now. It’s important to surrender, accept things as they are, and release resisting what we cannot control.⁠⁠ Now, this certainly does not mean that you have to love what’s happening, by any means. But when you stop resisting, … Read more Releasing resistance in 2020

Believe simpler times will return

⁠⁠Simpler times will return. We have to keep believing. ⁠⁠ That said… if you’re struggling with your mental health right now, know that help is available. My partner, Mental Health America, has plenty of resources on its website: everything from free and anonymous mental health screenings to DIY tools to information on affordable treatment if … Read more Believe simpler times will return

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