Over the years i have come to realize the importance of keeping my mental health in a good place. But sometimes i end up letting the outside world affect me too much and i don't take care of my mental health that well. The last few months i have been on a downward spiral when it comes to my mental health. Things have been getting on top of me and i have not been prioritizing me and my health.
One of my biggest focuses at the moment are to ensure that i keep my mental health in a good place because it really affects everything when i am not in a headspace. I have taken some time to identify what has been causing my downward spiral and create a plan to get me back into a good place & to keep in a good place.
I often get a lot of questions about my mental health and how i manage my mental health so i thought i would write my mental health plan in a blog for all those for are interested. There are multiple elements to my mental health
Do not disturb & Bedtime mode on my phone - I have these on at night which means i don't get any notifications and can focus on my night routine and relaxing before bedtime. My sleep is easily affected so i need to limit anything that could upset me , worry me or make me angry before bed so i can actually get some sleep.
Writing in my journal - Writing my thoughts , feelings , worries etc. This helps to keep my mind clear and process anything that is on my mind. Its a great way to release anything rather then constantly thinking about things.
That's my mental health plan! This is how i get my mental health to be in a good place! Now i just have to get back into all these things to make things better again.