Between an entire household dealing with allergies, kiddos waking up sporadically throughout the night, a calendar that’s busier than I would like, and a 4-year-old who is the earliest riser ever, ya girl has been tired! As I’ve gone through these last weeks of April and enter into May I’m focusing on one word in addition to rest.
Initially, I considered highlighting the word grace for April and May; however, as I evaluated how I maneuvered, adjusted, and flowed through this month I realized I did more than extend myself grace. I listened to my mind, body, and spirit and gave myself the space to be flexible with my emotions, creativity, relationships, body, and expectations. So, as we close out the month of April and enter into May I invite you to join me by incorporating the word flexible into your life.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. So, I want to challenge you to spend at least 5 minutes each day supporting your mental health. It takes 21 days to create a habit and my hope is you will create a new habit around prioritizing your mental health.
Taking care of our mental health doesn’t have to be complicated or complex. In fact, small intentional acts can make a significant difference in our mental wellness. Whether you have 5 minutes or more try one of these activities to support your mental health: limit screen time, be creative, spend time outside, stretch or move your body, embrace stillness, listen to your favorite song, spend time with friends, journal, meditate, or watch something funny.
In April I took care of myself by sleeping in later than usual, watching Abbott Elementary, Snowfall, and Better Call Saul with my husband, working out, and spending time with my girlfriends.
Cheers to a month of being intentional with our mental wellness and flexible with the changes we might have to make to fit our needs along the way.
Chat with you soon,
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