Health and Well-Being, Mental Health

There is so much talk and information about Health and Well Being, in particular, Mental Health.

Our state of mind permeates every aspect of our lives, from the relationship we have with ourselves, our day to day home life, to our professional lives. Mind you, they’re increasingly one and the same.

According to the Australian Department of Health, A person’s mental health affects how they feel, think, behave, and relate to others.

Everyone will have a slightly different version of what health and well-being may mean to them. My version, and what works for me is that I really like my morning routine. This usually means getting up at a particular time and doing some form of exercise (even when I don’t want to, which, is often) and I know I will feel amazing afterward.

Dealing with head junk

I meditate, journal and both these things help me get out of my head. What I am referring to here is, head junk. You know, when you have a thought, emotion, or a story that keeps going around and around and because we apply emotion to it, we start making it something bigger and more imposing than what it is. Meditating and journaling just helps me clear my mind and set my intention for the day and for me, being able to start my day with a clear head is important, not just because I feel better but because I’m usually more productive.

I’m not sharing this because I’ve got this whole health and well-being thing down pat. It’s a constant work in progress. I work on my health and my well-being. I have average days and bad days, but I know what works for me and I will also actively go looking for resources that might help me.

If you’re feeling like you might need some help, or, you’re curious about learning more about the resources available to you, check out some of these links:-

Please contact:

BeyondBlue
1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline
13 11 14 (24 hour crisis hotline)
www.lifeline.org.au

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
Online counselling available at www.kidshelpline.com.au

Mensline
1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service
Free nationwide counselling 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

 

 

 

 

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