#MentalHelathWeek Balance - finding it and appreciating it! Knowing when to ask for help and accepting help that is offered! We got this!Attention Mental Health Movers & Shakers:
I am setting the intention that this is going to be the best mental health week for MY mental health. I have found myself each year joking about how I’ll need a mental health week to recover from Mental Health Week (and then never actually take a week or even some time off to recharge). If I’ve learned anything it’s that “later” never seems to come when we push self-care onto the back burner.
I am challenging you to take care of your mental health this Mental Health Week. Even if you’re on the road each day, even if it feels like you have a million things to coordinate and plan, we need to be leading by example and driving ourselves into the ground to execute a perfect Mental Health Week is NOT worth it.
Here’s the list of things I’m going to do this week to fill my cup back up:
- Follow a Youtube yoga video for at least 10 minutes each morning when I wake up and before bed to wind down (Yoga with Adriene is amazing for quick and accessible videos for all levels!) - Bike to work each day to fit in some exercise - Let good enough be good enough – not taking the extra 15 minutes to play around with fonts and formatting on Instagram posts and PowerPoint slides - Ask for help – even if it would be faster and feels like it would be easier to just do it myself - Drink less coffee and more water
Look for the things that will make a 5% difference. Plan for some down time next week to recharge. Most of all don’t forget to celebrate all the wins this week and the amazing things you accomplish!
Share this post to remind others to take care of their mental health this week and let us know what you’re doing to take care of your mental health!
-Kendra, Mental Health Project Coordinator at Partners For Youth
Tagging the organizations that have been using the hashtag and are participating in Mental Health Week!
CMHA National / ACSM National Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Atlantic Wellness Youth Mental Health Canada Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia