This workstream for me has come on leaps and bounds this year. I feel so much better in myself and use the tools and tips from CBT last year when I need to. I also talk to my sister and my friend Ingrid about personal things more than I ever had (I’m not a sharer, which is weird for something who writes a blog). I’ve also been doing a mindfulness course and that will be finishing this month so I’ll be recapping that at some point.
This month those the focus is to start going through the Mind Over Matter book my CBT therapist recommended to me. I am of the impression it is good to do a little of something like this as often as possible, so combing it with mindfulness practice and Headspace meditation I feel this is creating a well-rounded routine for my mental health. I also use Moodscope and Moodgym (usually in work) as they are on the computer and are good helpful distractions when I’m stuck at my desk.
It’s taken a while for me to understand the importance of mental health to my life. I wouldn’t say I am 100% healthy, but I am healthier mentally than I was even 6 months ago. I am creating better attitudes to myself and others and that spreads to other aspects of my life.