May Mental Health Awareness Month
We live in a world surrounded by social media, in a world where we compare ourselves to the people around the world. We live in a world where it can be hard to feel like we are good enough, in a world where 1 out of 10 globally have a mental health disorder (this includes depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and more).
Why mental awareness is important
Global statistics show that the most common mental health disorder is anxiety followed by eating disorders. Many of us are aware of the increasing mental health disorders. We are also aware of the benefits that meditation, as well as yoga and physical activity, can have on our mental health and maybe that is even one of the reasons why you show up for practice every day?
But even though we are aware of the benefits of our practice it can sometimes feel like we forget about them.It sometimes feels like all the Instagram accounts we follow with yoga-related content are about beautiful poses and how to do a handstand but never about the actual benefits behind it.
What is May Mental Wellness?
So it is time for us on Moonchild to introduce May Mental Wellness Month! A month focusing on our mental wellness, empower ourselves and each other. The community surrounding Moonchild is filled with so many smart, beautiful and supporting people so it is time for us to start helping each other and healing together.
It is time for us to spread awareness about mental wellness and share practices for how to allow yourself to feel good.
This month is about YOU.
Moonchild is not just a brand but a community where we empower each other. It is a safe place for us to talk and share our stories. So let's do this together, holding each other's hand. Empowering each other and motivating each other. This is the mental health month that we do together, me and you.
We need to remember that mental wellness is an ongoing practice and journey. It is not something you do for this month and then quit, because then the results you have seen during this month will disappear again. You need to continuously take care of your mental wellness and keep up with your practice.
Building a Mental Wellness Routine
To make it easier for you to take care of your mental health and to keep working with these important things you have been through during this month we recommend you to create a mental wellness routine that works for you! A routine that you come back to every day to check in with yourself and your state of mind.
How do I set up a mental wellness routine?
- Consider when you have the time and would prefer to have a mental wellness routine. Is it during the evening or the morning you have some quite minutes all for yourself?
- Consider how many minutes you have a day for mental wellness on average, is it 60 minutes, maybe 30 or just 15? Anything is better than nothing! Remember that this is just the average on a day when you find the time it can always be longer and other days shorter.
- Now consider what is the most important thing for your mental wellness, what is it that makes you see the most result? Is it journaling, maybe meditation, doing gratitude or any other practice that is most important for you? This will be your key, the main point that you are focused on and on the days where you have the least time, you only focus on this day. And the days where you have more time you add on to this.
- Make a list of your favourite practices that you can add into this routine on days you have time here is a list of examples of what you can do on a day for your mental well being:
Recommended articles to read this month ♡
World mental health day - Interview with Nanna
Interview with Lisa Wingårdh on Self-Love
3 rituals to ground yourself in these times
What is your take on mental wellness and what does your mental wellness routine look like?
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