So we’ve broken down the basics of holistic mental health then threw in some tools. What else is left? Tie up loose ends and a deep moment. Or two.
Holistic Mental Health is what you eat, do and think.
Keep Your Mental Health Tools in Balance
Laughter and humor is a powerful tool. However, don’t let it become a complete distraction from dealing with what’s under the surface. Utilize your tools to process information and emotions.
Mental Health Processing Tools
Talk it out. With a trusted friend. Use those video apps!
Write it out. Journal. Get poetic.
Draw it out. Be literal or get abstract. Do what moves you.
Unclutter the Junk Drawer in Your Brain
We gotta dump it somewhere. The good, the bad, and the OMG. Probably thinking I’m going to suggest mediation? Yes and no. With ADHD, the ping pong balls in a steel cube creates challenges in meditation or an type of unclutter. Discover how to unclutter your brain.
Get a Vision
You get what you focus on the most. It does not eliminate problems, worry, or anything else. Vision with focus gives your the power to attract and create what you truly want. Vision it physically with a fourth grade excitement of glue sticks, tape, pictures, collages, and more. Take what you can find and get started. When you create:
think about what you want to see
think about how it would look
think about quotes you can add
think about short mantras you can repeat to enhance the vision
Holistic mental health is the balance of processing the scary and problematic while utilizing the power of attraction as a solution. This all in grace as we work our way through each situation, moment, and thought.
Feel like you’re losing your mind? Well. You might be. Constantly going negatively impacts our physical and mental health. Sanity goes to the wayside and exhaustion slams us into a wall. When we hit this point, we need to hit the reset button
Reset for Mental Health
Our bodies require regular sleep. If you are not getting enough or constantly tired, seek medical help. There is a underlying cause. Stress can certainly start or continue the cycle of sleep issues. Consider de-stress techniques such as exercise, breathing exercises, and anti-inflammatory foods.
Relax and Play
We need non-productive times to be silly. Relax and play facilitates a connection with yourself and with others. Hobby and relax time are a must to your health routine
Your gut is a literal second brain that promotes chemical balances and a variety of essential biological processes. Fruits and veggies in a fresh or frozen form is a crucial part of your daily food relationship. Oats are excellent for cleansing guts and balancing chemicals within the body. Teas such as nettle, dandelion, and green tea are power cleansers from immune to blood. Take your food relationship seriously.
Connect with Nature
We need to immerse ourselves in creation. The elements of air, water, earth, and fire are core to our healing. Simply sitting by a fire or listening to water can do wonders to reset our minds. A simple outdoor walk or eating a meal work too.