If there was a storm coming, I’m sure you would gather any necessary resources to stay warm and dry. Or if preparing for a wedding or a new baby, you would give yourself a significant amount of time to plan for that one special day or to put together a nursery. It’s understandable that change requires some form of preparation. But why is that we often neglect to take care of our physical and mental well-being in the same way?
This happens when we know, for example, that certain triggers make us anxious and neglect to account for those situations. Instead we suffer greatly from the consequences. Or in the presence of friends, we’re embarrassed, ashamed or scared to tell them that there are certain things we need to do to calm down (turn off the TV, shut off our phone, take a walk, etc.) or to take care of physical and mental health (take medication, practice meditation, see a therapist, e.g.).
The challenge is to recognize we’re much more important than our image. It’s also about taking responsibility for our lives.
This week our top posts will show you how to take the necessary steps to be happier, to manage and cope with things (your relationship, an illness, or stress) better, and to add more resources to your own toolbox. The more aware you are of how things affect you and the better prepared you are to deal with them, the happier and freer you will feel regardless of what storms come your way.