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Mental Wellness, Mental Health and Why They Matter
Along with physical health, mental wellbeing is an essential part of living a happy, healthy and productive life. But the sad fact is, many of us struggle needlessly with our thoughts and emotions, either occasionally or as a constant uphill battle every day.
The good news? If you’re suffering from a serious mental illness, it’s never been easier to seek positive help from a competent mental health professional. There’s still a lot of work to do (and some pitfalls to avoid) but, from ancient methods to modern science, our understanding of psychological health has come a long way and is only getting better.
But the best news is that mental health and emotional wellness are no longer thought of as only worth thinking and talking about when you get really sick.
In the same way that more of us are exercising, eating well and making sleep a priority; in the same way that more of us realise that the best form of cure is prevention, so more of us are learning to proactively manage mental health.
Which is important…
Because here’s the truth…
Life Never Gets Easier, You Just Get Stronger
Life never gets easier, you just get stronger.
Even if I could magically fix every problem in your life that’s making you anxious, angry or unhappy; even if I could make every thought, memory, experience or person that triggers you emotionally go away…
Within a couple of weeks, you’d have a whole new set of problems to deal with.
So what’s the secret? The secret is to realise you’re not alone. The secret is to take responsibility for your mental health and wellbeing. And the secret is to develop new coping skills for dealing with the stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, grief or depression (and all the positive bits!) that are just part of what it means to be human.
How can I help? In the sections below, you’ll find a growing list of free tools and resources to help you or a loved one accomplish just that. Tools to understand why your brain does what it does, what thoughts and emotions even are and help you feel happier and more in control of how you think, talk about and react to the world around you.
I hope you find something here that’s valuable. I hope you know, whatever you’re going through, that you’re not alone (I’m right there with you). And I hope you remember, no matter how hopeless you feel, that on the other side of every storm cloud the sun is always shining and the sky is always blue.
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Mental Wellness: Free Tools
Download a FREE simple app that helps you understand yourself better by tracking your moods more often and mindfully WITHOUT labelling those emotions "good" or "bad".
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Mental Wellness: Book Recommendations
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Mental Wellness: Book Summaries
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