My mental health has lately my focus. I’m always trying to acknowledge my feelings and emotions to stay true to myself. I learned the hard way; mental health is not something to take it slightly. Before realising this, I went through the process of getting to know myself better. I realised that writing and reading is my way to escape my daily routine and my overthinking. It has been ages since I have read a good book! I also used to write daily in my dairy, that has been ages too! Thinking about it makes me feel guilty towards myself because I enjoyed doing it so much.
I feel that my mind is hungry for information and spirituality. When I was younger, I devoured books daily. As I’m getting older it went from daily basis to weekly basis, monthly basis to practically non. As you can imagine my mind just wanted entertainment easy, no hustle and fast. Hello, social media and Netflix! It feels like an addiction, and it is time to have a mental rehab!
Like rehab, I’m taking it step by step. For my spirituality hunger I was searching for a book that reminds me of my faith. Daily Wisdom selections from the Holy Quran came as a blessing on my path! I love reading in it when my emotions are all over the place, including calmness and happiness. For that extra faith boost I started to read the book Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed. Such an eye opener! Making notes helps me a lot too, perfect way to get it into my system because I want to start writing in my diary again.
To start my day good, when I wake up in the morning, I write in my Five-Minute Journal from Intelligent Change. The journal works amazing, you’re indeed only busy with it for 5 minutes! Which is perfect for when you have a busy day or when you’re not really in the mood for it. The weekly challenges, morning gratitude, daily affirmations and more really helps with having a good morning and night routine. It also encourages a healthy mind set and productivity!
What do you do for a mental rehab?
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24 thoughts on “Lifestyle | Mental Rehab!”
For my mental health I take time to myself daily. I have my quiet time in the morning to meditate and pray.
That’s amazing! Keep it up, it helps a lot.
Such an important thing to have a mental rehab. Before getting up and before going to bed I pray.
Praying helps a lot! Keep it up.
That’s awesome your focus on your mental health. This is very important and you got this!!
Acknowledge our feelings and emotions is the way to stay true to ourselves. I love to journal my thoughts and read books for my mental rehab.
Couldn’t agree with you more!
I need to focus on my mental health more. Thanks for telling me your story! Keep it up!
I hope this brings you to the right direction! Thank you and you too.
Self care means many different things. For me, I lean on different modes of self care dependent on the time and circumstances.
Exactly, everyone has his/hers own way to a mental rehab. As long you’re happy with it!
I was a voracious reader when I was younger. I have never really journaled with fidelity, but my daughter (who is an adult now) has always loved to journal and she still does.
That’s amazing that she does! Hope she keeps doing it and that you het back on track with reading too.
This is a great plan for working on mental health. Sounds like a wonderful strategy.
I can totally relate. I also start my day journaling and honestly it’s life-changing. I have quite a similar one but would love to check this one from Intelligent Change too.
Amazing! So glad you do, keep it up!
I just read, cut social media, etc. Everything that get me engaged easily and makes me felt relax.
Glad that you do! I wish I could do it instantly.
whenever i am overwhelmed and stress… my go to activity is to hike… embracing nature really relaxes me mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I love that morning routine of writing a short journal.. it seems like a nice approach
I like the idea of hiking! Sounds as a great way for a mental rehab.
Mental health is so important! I’m glad to see you are hanging on to your faith as you take a mental break.
Agreed! Thank you.