Posted at 9:08 pm , on May 17, 2020
I used to tend to focus on a lot of negative things. Going to counseling has made me realize just how often I talk negatively.
I decided this past week that I wanted to do a daily affirmation and gratitude. Every day I pick one for each and write them on a piece of paper.
At the end of each week I am going to post them on here.
- I am loved.
- I am worthy.
- I am enough.
- My opinions matter.
- I am doing my best.
- I handle life’s difficulties well.
- I am learning to love myself.
- I am grateful for the roof over my head.
- I am grateful for being able to eat whenever I want.
- I am grateful for my animals.
- I am grateful for my friends.
- I am grateful for my family.
- I am grateful for my job.
- I am grateful for being able to graduate college.
What are some things you are grateful for? And what affirmations are your favorite? When I am meditating, I typically use “I am loved, and I am worthy.”
Posted at 11:39 pm , on January 27, 2020
On Instagram, I follow the hashtag “#Mentalhealthmatters” because I love reading motivational quotes and people’s stories. I was scrolling through my Instagram earlier when I see a guy that had ‘Mental Health Monday #2’ as the start of his caption. (His insta is nickfituk). This post struck me differently than the others. Every Monday he is going to post a blog about mental health, and that is what I decided I wanted to do too. (You should join in on Mental Health Monday also!)
Mental health is a part of everyone. Sometimes it can be good mental health, but then sometimes it can be bad. I’ve dealt with a lot of bad mental health in my life. I don’t always know why it is there. It just shows up in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, I think I am slowly getting out of an episode. I have been more productive and slightly happier these last few weeks. I think I mostly needed a break from school. I was severely isolating myself.
For 2020, my main goal is to take care of myself better. Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself because I know things that would make me feel better, but I talk myself out of doing them anyway.
Two of the main things that improves my mood is exercise and meditation. Exercising has been a bit more difficult here lately because every time I run, I feel like passing out. I’ve been dealing with a sinus problem since November (and yes, I’ve been to the doctor). There are other workouts that I can still do, I am just still trying to force myself into a routine. I want to start getting up early and working out/meditating.
I am hoping writing this post motivates me to do better. I will update you on if it did or not next Monday!