Mental Health: Feeling Good

Hey Hey! Happy Hump Day!

Today I thought I would combine some thoughts on self care along with a personal update!

Up first ~ self care.

It’s so important to your health to recognize that your mental health is part of your health.  You think that with the word health in the name that would be obvious?? but it’s an often forgotten part of everyone’s well-being. It’s so easy just to skip over aspects of self care when you are studying for a test, stressed,  or busy. That being said, the most critical time for self care is during those cray cray times!

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Here are a few tips & ideas for self care.

1.Take a bath.

It’s the perfect way to get time for yourself, plus it’s always nice to pamper yourself with face masks and scrubs.

2. Read a book.

Sometimes you just need to escape your drama filled world and reading a book is the perfect way to be transported into a different world.There’s just as many boys and besties but none of the drama is yours. Need a recommendation? Try Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.

3. Go for a run – or any other type of physical exercise!

Get outdoors if the weather allows for it. As Thoreau says, “Heaven is under our feet as well as in the sky.” If not, any type of physical exercise will release endorphins and be an instant pick me up.

4. Drink tea.

It’s a detox for your mind and body. Green tea is my recent obsession.

5. Talk to your best friend.

Your best friend loves you for a reason. Go to them whether you need a distraction or a deep conversation. IMG_0332.jpg

Now up ~ update!

I’ve been doing really well recently. I feel like for the first time in a long time I can say that I’m genuinely really happy, and there’s nothing pressing bothering me. I feel like in the past there was always some crushing weight pulling me down, but now that weight it gone and it feels so good. I can’t tell you one exact thing that changed everything around, but I can say I really appreciate the support of the people in my life like some of my best friends ( Hey Kate, Mila, and Jenny!!), family ( What’s up T.J. ), and professors. I really feel motivated to learn beyond my classes and look forward to the week as much as the weekend. I no longer wish I could fast forward, and I can’t tell you how phenomenal that feels. Not everyday is perfect, but good days help me gain perspective when I hit a rough patch. I’m happy to finally be able to share this and 100% mean it.

Peaches!

E

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