World Mental Health Day is a day when I can remind myself that I am not alone in my struggles with mental health and it’s a day when I can reach out to others who are struggling and offer support.
This year, more than ever before, I want to encourage my fellow food photographers to reflect on your own mental health situations and decide what action you can take right now to improve it.
It could be as simple as making sure you get enough sleep every night, or as complex as getting professional help if you need it.
I hope this post provides some inspiration for how YOU can make today a better day!
We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.“
But how many of us actually take that to heart? How many of us actually stop and think about what it means?
Here’s the thing: if you’re not at your best, you will never be able to give your best to your business. If you are tired, stressed out, and overwhelmed, there is no way you will be able to consistently perform at your peak level.
And that’s why we need to take care of ourselves. We need to make sure our bodies are nourished, our minds are relaxed, and our spirits are lifted.
In my life, I’ve learned that the best way to take care of your mental health is by doing things that put a smile on your face. And one of the easiest ways to do this is by saying no to things that drain you. For example, if you’re going through a tough time at work or with a friend, don’t feel bad about taking a break from them for a bit. Take some time for yourself and go for an afternoon walk. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes next!
You are not a machine.
And you do not have to push yourself to the limit every single day. Most importantly, you don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking time to unwind. Your feelings are valid, and you can feel however you want about whatever you want. And most importantly, self-care is vital.Self-care is vital. Taking time for yourself is not selfish; it’s necessary. You deserve to be happy and healthy, and sometimes that means saying no or taking a break from the pressures of life. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed out, take some time for yourself. Go for a walk or watch some funny videos on YouTube.
It’s important to keep it in check, whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. You can do this by doing things that make you feel grounded and reminding yourself that your feelings are valid.
Contact me here and tell me what World Mental Health Day means to you.