When I was a teenager, I had an eating disorder.
I would go days without eating correctly; Hell, popcorn was my primary source of nutrition. But, of course, we all know there isn’t any nutrition in freaking popcorn. So after scarfing down the buttery source, I would then wash it down with hot tea or orange juice. Then the migraines would kick in full force.
I was depressed!
My mental health was unstable, and I thought about suicide daily. The feeling of loneliness and not having anyone to talk to about my “teenage struggles” was a lot to deal with. I put that in quotes because I know a few out of touch folks will say:
“Teenagers have nothing to worry about; their life is simple and carefree.”
That couldn’t be further from the truth! Teenagers struggle with changing hormones and chemical imbalance. Those two things can make you think and do some questionable things—so mental health matters at that part of our lives just as it does in your later years.
Now that I’m in my 40’s, I look at health differently. My mental health is a top priority. I’ve learned that saying I need to take a mental health break is as important as saying I need to detox my body.
If my mental health is out of wack, then everything else is as well! I repeatedly ask my clients how they are doing mentally. My main concern is and always will be mental health. And this is why I periodically do a mental health check right here on my blog. (Look out for one following this blog).
Below are eight ways to alleviate stress, and hopefully, you can keep your mental health where it should be….in check!
8 must do’s for stronger mental health
- Being around people that make you feel good
- Rest Rest Rest Rest
- Healthy eating
- Laugh more; life is short…ENJOY IT
If you are battling depression, please know you aren’t alone. Seek help and surround yourself with positive people.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy life!
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!
32 Replies to “8 MUST do’s for stronger Mental Health”
I work in mental health and every point you make can only have a positive impact on those who struggle 💯 😊❤
Thank you so much for saying that!🙏🏽🙏🏽
I agree with you on everything you say here exactly! 🙂 It cannot be enough emphasized how important mental health is at all ages and stages – the solutions sound simple but they are significant for bringing consistency.
I agree with you Mom… It’s a bit hard to tell the emotions I go through. Still hope, this too shall pass…🤗
Very good suggestions Belladonna. 🎯 Too many distractions knock us out of focus in every way, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically! A mental checkup is so critical, for you and others around you! 🥰🙏🏼💖
Amen to all of that!!!! I know I need to get myself together since I want to squeeze lemons in folks eye 🤦🏽♀️🤣😩
Correction I meant to say eyeS…. I’m getting both of those suckas 🤣
🤣😆😂 Trust me, I understand completely! 😜😱😝
Meditation has helped me so much!
Love it! Meditation is great!
Yoga has helped me in so many ways. This whole list is great!
Thank you! I love yoga as well and need to get back on it ASAP.
I agree. Love listening to music every morning. It really helps me to relax. <3
Couldn’t agree more 🤦💬💬💬
Meditation and music is such a great way to change your mood and redirect your thoughts.
It sure is!! Calms ya right down 💜
Great tips! I enjoy reading and walking in the park. Battling depression is so tough.
Michelle are you okay? Depression is so tough. I’ve been through it and it took everything to pull me me out of it.
I’m getting there. I finally got my meds adjusted so they’re working ok for now. Thank you so much for asking. That means so much!
So glad!!!! 😍😍♥️♥️
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonderful post! Great advise! Thank’s Belladonna!
Thank you beautiful 😍
You are welcome, dear 🙏😍
My favorite’s music! It’s therapeutic 💯
Thank you 😊
You’re welcome ☺️
It’s horrible when you’re feeling depressed, sad, alone…that unshakable feeling of melancholy. I know it. You offer some great suggestions. Walking and reading are my go-to solutions, well that, and popcorn! It’s my weakness. Hugs, C
OMG!! Popcorn is my go to and always have been😊