It’s amazing to think it was 21 years ago the Mental Health Foundation introduced the idea of an annual week putting the spotlight on raising awareness of mental health.
Here we are 21 years later with many people still:
- living in silence
- self stigmatising
- hesitating to start a conversation when they’ve spotted a change in someone
- not practising non-negotiable, regular windows of wellbeing everyday
- learning proactive tools to maintain their wellbeing and increase their resilience
- not seeing how critical self-care is not only in preventing mind ill health and also in recovery plans
In recognition of Day One of this important week, I share one of my favourite wellbeing windows for self-care that I teach.
When brushing your teeth, set the timer on your mobile to 2 minutes, play your favourite dance tune and cut some moves in the privacy of your bathroom. It gets your blood pumping, clears your mind AND IT’S FUN!