Mental Health Awareness Month
As you may or may not now, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017), according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of AMI (25.8%) compared to adults aged 26-49 years (22.2%) and aged 50 and older (13.8%).
Thankfully, we are in an era where we’re not afraid to talk about our Mental Health concerns, and even sit down with a thrapist. Aside, from seeking professional help - we MUST do the following:
Stick with a Routine. Maintaining control of your day is one of the best ways to minimize stress, do your best to stick to your normal schedule.
Make Self-Care a Priority. As a bust entrepreneur, it’s sometimes difficult to take care of self because I’m always working and concerned about others. But, if I’m empty, how can I pour into other?. I’ve learned this from experience, by the way. Schedule time alone, schedule monthly massages - take time to decompress everyday!
Set Realistic Expectations. Unrealistic expectations are one of the biggest sources of increased stress and anxiety. period. You can get yourself out of this negative space by consciously adjusting your outlook and setting realistic goals.
Say No. If you’re anything like me, the word “No” is not your best friend. I don’t use it, as much as I should and I definitely don’t like hearing it. But… Nothing is more overwhelming than saying yes to something you don’t have time or energy for.
Celebrate your Wins. Big or small, a win is a win. We can get stressed always thinking about everything we want to accomplish not showing any love to all the goals we have already achieved.
All month long, on our social platforms we will sharing tips on managing stress & practicing self-care! If you have any other tips, be sure to comment below!