Did you know that your mental health determines how your body functions? That your mind is the window to your body and soul?
We live in a world full of adversity and calamity,where tragedy is but a daily encounter and loss is something we are forced to face. We’re stressed at work and can barely keep up with the cost of living. A world where we live for weekends and whisky filled Saturdays. There has to be more to life, don’t you think?
Five months ago I quit my job and the risky thing was, I hadn’t even secured another job yet. Of course people around me thought that was reckless of me. Leaving a job without a back up plan, girl you’re crazy! But truthfully, I was tired, I was burnt out. My mental health had to come first or else my life was going to go down the drain of depression and anxiety.I could nolonger wake up and repeat that same old routine. I died a little inside with each attempt I made to stick it out…it was simply detrimental to my mental well-being and to my job too because I was no longer as zealous and productive as before! I asked myself each morning if that is what I wanted to do for the better part of my life and for as long as 6months,the answer had been no,so I decided that it was time to move on. To what exactly? I just didn’t know.
So you would think that quitting my job was the solution,that I would be less miserable but that wasn’t the case. I felt empty and somewhat heavy laden. The problem? My mental state was in a catastrophic mess!! I was dealing with alot. Heartbreak,potential love, insecurities about where my life was headed,quarter life crisis! My emotions were a mess! I pushed everyone away, including my closest friends. I was lost and I didn’t know how to find myself. This story seemed paradoxical to a friend of mine as I explained my situation to him, his main concern being, “but you’re a psychologist” Well, news flash! Psychologists are human too! We aren’t made of stone you know. Sometimes we focus so much on making other people’s lives bearable that we forget we need to get our house in order too!
So I set out on a self- rediscovery journey. To get reacquainted with myself again. I had forgotten the beauty of being alone with myself,checking up on my feelings, asking myself, “are you okay?” And reassuring myself that I could make it through whatever phase it was that I was going through. It was the best decision I made this year.
I learnt how not to speak or make decisions when I was angry or emotional. I learnt how to spot my triggers and how to control them. I even started doing yoga! ( Another awesome decision I made this year) I have been slowly taking back control over my life.
So this brings me to answering the question, why a 31 day mental cleanse? Well, expecting to turn your life around in one instance is unrealistic. You need to test the waters and see if it’s suitable for you to jump right in. If the 31 days prove to be a life changing experience,you can always adapt to the way of living. If you fail at it, there’s always next time. You get back on the horse and try again. So on my next blog post I’ll share some of the stress and anxiety relieving techniques and simple activities that can improve your mental well being! I hope to make the 31 days worth it for you! Stay posted!
Love and light😘😘😘