Prioritizing Mental Wellness
“I am happy!”
“I feel good about myself.”
“I am present in the moment and feel at peace.”
The statements above are the dream, right?! Imagine being able to wake up in the morning and not only be able to say these things, but believe and feel them. Mental wellness and mindset is a big component of your journey.
Many of us know or could guess that research has shown mental wellness skills improve school and work performance, impacts physical performance, increases confidence, betters concentration and focus, decreases anxiety, and so much more. Most of us also hope to reach some level of happiness, self-confidence, self-love, and emotional well-being. However, the road to getting there isn’t always clear-cut. We live in a society where we are expected to be able to balance school or work, athletics and activities, social lives, health, family, etc.
How do we keep up with everything and still take care of ourselves mentally?
Mental care and compassion is often a piece of the wellness puzzle that can be put aside because it is something that cannot be seen. It can be easy to get lost in our head and cover up the state of our mental health and thinking. The work we put toward mental wellness can be hidden and we aren’t necessarily held accountable because of this. Therefore, let's make communication around mindset, mental health, and emotions the norm. Support is out there - no person has to walk through life or their experiences alone. The more fluent we are in our mental and physical languages, the more resilient we become.
Let’s bring awareness to mental health and training at young ages so we have the opportunity to develop lifelong skills. Developing your mental skillset takes reflection, practice, and time. The honesty, vulnerability, and challenge that come with this type of training can be difficult, but very rewarding. We hope to provide information and resources to help make this a little easier. You have the ability to shape the life you want. You decide what holds you back or pushes you forward. The end result is worth it. You are worth it.