I just found this at my Facebook News feed this morning while having breakfast and thoughts came rushing into my mind. So I decided to grab a cup of coffee and relaxed my mind and breathe. Wow! sounds like I’m already an expert? Some kind of Guru huh but the truth is I’m still a work in progress.
What is a Healthy Self?
I always thought that health only applies to our physical body, to be able to exercise is healthy, to be able to go to work is healthy, eating vegetables is healthy, eating sweets from time to time is healthy ( nah this one is an excuse for me haha ) but then I found myself one day having this feeling. I feel like I’m dead inside. I felt toxicity. I felt UNHEALTHY.
It all started May 2014, I was devastated that time for personal reasons that I had to turn into smoking and alcohol just to escape reality, my parents didn’t know what I was going through but I knew my mom was sad because I am making wrong decisions and I had to quit my long time job of 5 years, because I just knew I had to. So I decided to pursue another career, slowly I tried to keep myself together and read a lot of books, I got interested with self- help books and and meditation that helped me a lot to survive this dark days of my life. I got to know myself more and for that I am proud because I was able to believe in myself again. I learned that being healthy is also important in terms of your mental health. When thoughts came rushing through my head I sometimes feel overwhelmed even up to this day, like I said I’m still a work in progress and I try to live one day at a time. Exercise is also a good way to keep your mind healthy because you are using that to release the thoughts, I do yoga for example with a couple of friends and in this exercise you are required to focus on your breathing while doing some poses which is very relaxing and challenging at the same time I also use this as my time for meditation but I’d prefer to meditate alone so I sometimes do that when I’m home. Meditating has this healing power that could help you quiet your thoughts and after that I am refreshed and relaxed. I’m grateful that I have friends, family and a partner who are very supportive on this. I call this “Me time” because this is my way of coping life’s adversities, this may sound funny but it’s true. After a long day you just need that peaceful and quiet environment to start the next day with a better version of you.
Today I could really say that I healed myself from emotional turmoils from the past and I would be glad to share this to the world if given a chance because mental health is also important.
How about you? What are your thoughts about this?