Happy Monday, Your Body, Your Mind readers!
Today (October 15, 2012) is Blog Action Day 2012!
(If you’re not familiar with Blog Action Day, it’s an event that “brings together bloggers from different countries, interests, and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day.” You can learn more at www.blogactionday.org, as well as keep up with the Blog Action Day 2012 live coverage feed.)
Because this year’s Blog Action Day theme is “Power of We,” I thought Your Body, Your Mind had to get involved.
After all, when it comes to eating well, exercising, and all those other outside factors that help our insides, it’s easier when you have some help!
So, for Blog Action Day 2012, I decided to talk about how the Power of We applies to adopting a healthier lifestyle; namely, how getting other people involved helps!
Happy Tuesday, readers!
Last week I told you about the mental health day I took (and the unsurprising surprise some folks felt when they found out).
Now, I’d like to share some pointers I learned during the day – some mental health day tips, if you will.
You might think taking a mental health day is a sort of no-brainer. You just call off school or work and chill out, right?
Well, sort of.
For a truly successful mental health day, though, there are a few tips you can follow.
Yesterday, I took a mental health day.
I’ve had a lot on my plate lately, most of it dealing with an occupation-related transition, and about half-way through my first cup of coffee yesterday morning, I decided I needed a mental health day.
Not many people knew about it simply because, aside from a few texts and a trip to Papa John’s (yes, Papa John’s – we’ll talk about that later), I didn’t really talk to anyone.
The one person I did call, though, had an…interesting reaction when she found out.
The conversation went a little something like this:
Earlier this week I talked about releasing guilt and harnessing the power of tomorrow.
You know the kind of guilt I’m talking about, too.
You’re trying to eat healthier foods to boost your energy and you make a midnight run to McDonald’s. You’re doing pretty well at your new daily jogging routine but you miss a day due to work, but then another due to being a little sore, and then another because, well, you really should use the extra time to reorganize your closet instead…
You get the idea. You’re make a mistake here and there, and suddenly you’re so overcome with guilt and shame that you start to think there’s no point in going forward with what you’ve started because, hey – you’ve already ruined it, right?