How do stressful situations impact your mental health?
Your Magenta Monday Magic.
This week Mental Health is our top priority!
Did you know that in America an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older -- about 1 in 4 adults -- now suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year? And only roughly 5.5% of our federal budget is allocated to mental health services?
Of course, we can feel anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses present physically. And throughout our lives, stressful situations, such as financial problems, a loved one's death, or a divorce can trigger unexpected mental health challenges.
Throw in a Global Pandemic and you’ve got the perfect storm!
For women, the hormonal changes that come with menopause may have you feeling the impact showing up as depression, feeling blue, or anxiety. If you are feeling any of these on a regular persistent basis and/or if they are interfering with your day-to-day quality of life, it’s wise to see a doctor to make sure you know exactly what’s going on with your body at this stage of your life.
For some, anti-depressants might be an option, just to help take the edge off as you go through this transition. And for those of you who might prefer other options, there are holistic doctors out there that can offer you a blend of eastern/western medicine and you may find relief through supplements or treatments such as acupuncture.
Whichever route you choose to take, I want you to know you are not alone.
Some of the emotional changes experienced by women undergoing perimenopause or menopause can include:
Feelings of sadness.
Lack of motivation.
Check out this LINK for more info:
Ways to keep your menopausal Mental Health in check:
Begin to incorporate elements of well-being to help to mitigate anxiety and depression
Start practicing gratitude, and finding a deeper sense of purpose,
Seek support, through your doctor's and/or your therapist’s care
Prioritize your health and wellbeing by incorporating self-care rituals and routines daily.
Activity: 30 minutes of reflection time on your Mental Health.
Find a quiet, comfortable space.
Begin by focusing on your breath moving in and out through your body.
Keep your breath slow, steady, and smooth.
Observe all thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they arise and pass. Remember that these can be positive, negative, and neutral.
Journal what thoughts and feelings surface.
Prioritizing your mental health is such an important part of your 3-legged stool because…
“Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd
I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with and invite you to share it in our Thriving Mom’s Collective Group. Remember your thoughts and ideas also support other moms to live Brighter!
Living BRIGHTer is...
B - Be Brave
R - Cultivate Relationships
I - Live with Intention
G - Practice Gratitude
H - Prioritize Health
T - Live your Truth
What is Magenta?
The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. Magenta helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
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