Eric Clapton, guitar-god of Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes, etc. recently said that his music, his passion, saved his life. He was severely addicted to heroin and alcohol. He kicked his addiction and dedicated his life to helping others kick their addiction.
Do you have such a passion ? Music, painting, photography, writing. It’s all good when used to enrich your soul, and shared with others. It can become an addiction also, but more of a positive one. What can you do to shine some light into the darkness ?
Whether it’s fiction, poetry, journaling or cat-scratching, just do it ! Write out and express that feeling you’re having. Get it on screen, on paper, whatever. No one needs to see it except you. No one will correct your spelling or grammar.
I wish you well.
If you’re thinking of journaling for mental health, I can’t recommend it enough. Journaling is one of my top New Year’s resolutions for so many reasons. Journaling can do wonders for your health, providing you with a creative, cathartic release and allowing you to rid yourself of daily stresses. It also allows you to look back on your journey to reflect on personal patterns of behaviour, growth and how you’ve overcome challenges that once set you back.
If you don’t know how to journal, this post is going to walk you through the journaling process so you can use writing therapy to enhance your mental health. Here’s how to start a journal and keep at it.
Your author: Meraki Lane
If I could share one piece of mental health info with the entire planet for World Mental Health Day, it would be this:
Mental health is about what you DO, it’s not something that just happens.
Mentally healthy people have mentally healthy habits that keep their emotions well-cared for and managed. This isn’t the sexiest analogy, but think of mental health like your hygiene. You don’t magically have clean teeth: you floss, brush them, see the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Our daily actions help improve our mental health too!
Here are 10 practical things you can do every day to care for your mental health!
World Mental Health Day is every single day that you’re on this planet. You have a brain 24/7, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. You have emotions. You will always have emotions. Take care of your mind and emotions today and all days.
Your Author: COCO THE LOUDER
Coco the Louder is an advocate, educator, entertainer, author, and an unshakable faith in everyone she meets. With a doctorate in clinical psychology and a passion for uplifting others, Coco’s streams focus on making mental health info empowering, accessible, and practical, even when diving deep into complex psychology questions.