Don't Do It Yourself
Impact of this on mental health is huge & needless to say that this gesture strengthens us & the people who support us. Result is- many smiles to all, sound mental health to all!
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SAY IT TO YOURSELF FIRST- FOR SOUND MENTAL HEALTH:
Life is a mixed bag of different kind of people, episodes & impressions, some great, some good & some absolutely worth writing off! And this is true for all of us & chances are, this pattern is not going to change. Hence it is up to us to be able to rise up to the situation & make the most of it always. One big thing hence, is to first acknowledge it to ourselves before doing anything about it. In my experience of coaching so many diverse kind of people, I find this missing amongst most. The very basic step of being real with oneself, the attitude of accepting it the way it is, the eye to see it how it is; not lesser than what it is or more than what it is, but seeing it the way it is exactly. I say this can be the single biggest defining moment towards ensuring sound mental health; as appropriate action starts to emerge from recognising absolute reality. So, step 1 is- SAY IT TO YOURSELF FIRST!
REACH OUT & SAY IT TO YOUR PEOPLE- FOR SOUND MENTAL HEALTH:
Having taken the first step of saying it to ourselves, now the big question is- what do we do with what we know? Do you have a set of close friends & relatives who might be just right to collaborate with in order to solve whatever there is at hand?? If yes (we all have our own set of such reliable & dependable people), reach out & share, confide and above all- leverage! I call it our 'social support system' that comes to our rescue & help, each time we summon it to maintain & enhance our mental health! No person is an island & there is very little one can accomplish all alone- be it building something up or solving a problem. Reaching out makes one have many arms to work with, much wisdom multiplied from all brains working together & above all- monster courage to keep one standing!! So, step 2 is- REACH OUT & SAY IT TO YOUR PEOPLE!
Sometimes, with all right intentions, we avoid facing reality & furthermore sharing it with people who care for us. In my pleasant experience, I have observed that such instances actually are the ones where we must move out of our personal space, become vulnerable & invite our allies in to support whatever cause that may be dear to us at that time. Impact of this on mental health is huge & needless to say that this gesture strengthens us & the people who support us. Result is- many smiles to all, sound mental health to all!
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