Protecting our peace needs to become a priority in all of our lives. It has not always been easy for me, but I have learned to prioritise my mental health. It’s as important as my physical health. Everything I do, is to ensure that my mind is working optimally, not just for myself, but for those around me.
Below are some of the things I have worked on and have put in place that have assisted me. I hope these tips will help you too.
A big part of maintaining my mental health is ensuring that I am on top of things and managing my time productively. I always ensure that my team’s up-to-date and well-briefed on their tasks. Knowing that they can comfortably carry out tasks makes it easier for us to deal with curveballs. Clear lines of communication are crucial to managing work stress for me and my team. It’s also important that everyone is on the same page and that we are working well in advance on our specific tasks and campaigns according to a deadline.
I don’t like to operate in a “last-minute panic mode”. I think that this is a toxic work environment that I don’t want to be a part of nor subject, my team, to. I want everyone to have a healthy working environment as much as possible, that is within our control. It is also important to rest when needed and take time off from work.
Filter out negativity.
It’s taken me a long time to get to this point (and I work at it every day). You can start working on protecting your peace by filtering out what you read and see on the internet as well as who you spend time with. There’s no need to expose yourself to things that aren’t going to benefit and serve you well.
Spring clean your friendship and family circles.
Limit your interaction with negative people who bring you down. Even if these people are immediate or extended family members. Always speak up for yourself.
If it’s possible for you, become financially independent and create boundaries. The more financial freedom you have as a person, the less likely you would feel the need to do things, that you don’t want to do and the less likely you would feel the need to stay in relationships that no longer serve you or are abusive.
Monitor and create your own support structures and ensure that you surround yourself with people who have the same values, morals and mindset as you. You don’t want people around you who will drag you down or into their mess. In your career and personal life, it’s important to have people around you who uplift you, and help you grow.
Listen to music, pray, meditate, and exercise.
Family, financial, mom-stress and responsibility also exist and need to be managed because I want the best out of life and tackle things from all angles in order to live and not simply exist. I always turn to music, dancing, meditating, and training.
Training plays a huge role in mental health and gives your mind clarity because moving oxygen through your body creates optimum physical health which encourages optimum mental health. Working out is not about being fat-phobic, it’s about transforming your life.
If you can achieve something in the gym that you never thought possible you’ll realise that you can do anything! That then filters into your career and personal life.
Proper nutrition and hydration are key.
Healthy food sources boost your mood, and improve mental clarity and well-being. See your eating plan as a mental health detox. My Glow Guides are a great place to start.
Get enough sleep.
Sleep is very important for mental health and clarity! If I feel overwhelmed over things that I cannot control I turn to emotion-focused therapy and also use CBD gummies with RushTush Calming Tea.
Lastly, do more of what you love. Try deep therapy, choose your battles and protect your peace. You have to look at mental well-being on a holistic level. You can’t just focus on diet and still surround yourself with negativity. If you are going to cut out refined sugars from your diet then you must also cut out that toxic friend from your life. You know the one that only needs you during a break-up and drags you down.
Detox your life on a 180-degree level to attain your own personal peace.