by Nina Sabin - Healthy Tip
We all struggle from time to time with our weight, digestive issues, lack of energy and just feeling physically blah. We know at that point our body needs some kind of cleanse. There are colon cleanses, juice cleanses, liver cleanse, parasite cleanse, and many more. People use them to clear out their system and reset.
What about resetting your mental health? Is there a cleanse for that? The answer is yes. The problem is most people don’t take the time to cleanse their mental health? The next question is why? Why do we allow ourselves to suffer with stress, anxiety, depression, insecurity, low self-esteem, hurts from the past, loneliness, and downright feeling miserable?
The answer is we haven’t been taught mental health hygiene. We haven’t learned the tools to take care of our inner child. We floss and brush daily (two -three times a day), get annual cleanings, and see a dentist at least once a year to keep our teeth healthy. We see a doctor for an annual physical and do what the doctor recommends to help keep our body healthy. Again, the question is what do we do daily or annually for our mental health?
In the past three years, my mental health has been on a rollercoaster of going in and out of anxiety and depression episodes. For a while I kept blaming the spiraling on the chemical changes that were going on as I am entering menopause. The reason I thought this was happening was because every month for seven days I would first become anxious and then fall into a period of not being myself, couldn’t find joy no matter how hard I tried to ‘snap out of it’.
Before I go any further in this blog, I want to tell you depression and anxiety is real. It is not something you have caused, it is a chemical imbalance; however, the good news is you can heal from it. Through this blog I will share some tips on how.
It begins with nurturing your mental health. Be kind to your inner child. Somewhere in your life someone said something to you that you have perceived to be real about yourself, however, it is not true. For me it was that I was clumsy and did not do as well as so and so. I had to figure out whose voice am I hearing? My dad is the one who said that too me. Parents try to do their best, no parent is perfect; however, they don’t realize what they say to us as a child can have a huge impact on our mental health in the future. I love my dad and have forgiven him for saying those things to me. Most of all I have let go of that lie and learned to love and appreciate the person God created me to be.
An example of my mental health reset was the realization of any lies I have been telling my inner child. I stopped comparing myself to others and replaced it with I am me, not them. I am enough just who I am. God has a plan for my life that is different from theirs. I have different skills and talents than they do and God will use them in my life as He designed it. This really helped my self-esteem and confidence.
Another part of resetting is removing the untrue negative speech and replacing it with only things that build you up and encourage you. Remember that innocent inner child I mentioned before? When you are about to say something to yourself, evaluate those words. Would I say this to a child?
Are you ready to reset your mental health? Is it time for your mental health reset? Do you no longer want to feel stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely, and overwhelmed? Isn’t it time for you to take care of your inner child, to give him/her peace?
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