Good mental health isn’t something you have, but something you do. To be mentally healthy you must value and accept yourself. This means that:
- You care about yourself and you care for yourself.
- You love yourself, not hate yourself.
- You look after your…
How To Embrace Change In Your Life
No matter how good things are going in our lives, they are bound to change. We change, our friends and partners change, and our life’s circumstances change. Sometimes the changes are positive and sometimes they seem to be taking a turn for the worse. We are often resistant to change, no matter how good or bad it is, and can have a hard time dealing with it. Here’s how to stop fighting change and how to embrace it:
- Find the pros. You might think of all of the reasons why your life is going to change for the worse, but even a situation that seems dismal is sure to have a few positives. Maybe you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people or try something that you haven’t done before. Try to find a few pros to counter your list of cons.
- Look at the cons. Instead of just dwelling on all of the negative aspects of change, actually take a look at what you think the cons are. Can any of them be overcome? Say you’re moving to a new city and you won’t know anyone. Sure, that’s a con, but it’s one that can be overcome. Most of the negatives aren’t permanent and can be turned around if you give it a chance.
- Reflect on the past. What other times in your life have you faced change? At the time you probably weren’t enthusiastic, but chances are it ended up turning out ok or not being as bad as you thought at first. Looking back at past changes that have turned out positively will give you some encouragement for the future.
— Mark Kingwell (via psych-facts)
— Alastair Campbell (via psychotherapy)
— Sigmund Freud (via quienesesachica)