World Mental Health Day
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Today is World Mental Health Day, and in this episode, I focus on mental health and wellbeing. The world is going through an extremely turbulent time and it is taking its toll on people lives, relationships, and careers. In the episode, I reflect on Episode 3 and the insight that David Beeney shared. In summary, be kinder to others and to yourself. I also share some tips and thoughts to help in these times.

Key Takeaways

  • Focus on the present. You cannot control the future
  • Talk to people you trust
  • Don’t rely on social media or speculation for your news or facts
  • Reach out to friends on Skype, Zoom, telephone, and social media. Keep connecting with others
  • If you are stuck at home – plan your day and have a routine, as if things were normal
  • Keep exercising, even if it is only for a walk
  • Relax and take time to reflect. Especially on the good things and things you can be grateful for
  • Make sure you get enough, good quality sleep
  • Talk to your kids. Remember this is just a blip for many adults, for many kids this is a defining moment.
  • Remember, this affects everyone – you are not alone
  • Practise kindness and consideration to others 

Resources Mentioned
I spoke about the following resources in the episode:

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