February has been all about practising gratitude. I learned a long time ago and being positive and thankful for the things in your life can be a game changer when it comes to mental health. It’s not some magical cure for depression and anxiety, but it does help when it comes to getting through bad days. And it makes your good days so much better as well! I’m actively working on my mental health this year, so I thought it’d be interesting to see what effect practicing gratitude had on my day to day life. Here’s what I learned!
Self-care is one of the most important things in my life. In anyone’s life, really. When it comes to mental health, it’s so important to regularly take time just for you; to relax, to pamper yourself, to simply do something you enjoy because it makes you happy. Since we’re stuck in this pandemic anyway, and I’m not working much this time of year, I’ve decided to really focus on self-care, what it means to me and how I’m including it in my life this year.