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?