A little while ago I made a post about @selfishlycaring ‘s mental health calendar, and I mentioned that I might create my own. Well here it is!
“31 ways to take care of your mental health this month.
Tick off each activity as you go and let us know what you find helpful each day!
This is a project I have been thinking about for a while and will definitely make a few different variations and would love to hear your ideas through my Contact Page!
During this time of change I have been trying different ways of managing my mental health and learning what helps to keep me calm most of these are related to art but there are a few other things in there too. I have made this calendar with Autism in mind as well, but I think anyone can find it useful!”
I spent a while thinking about the things I try to do on a regular basis for my mental health. I feel it is so important to do at least one thing each day for yourself even if it is going to bed on time each night or indulging in your favourite TV show.
These past few years have taken a toll on my mental wellbeing. Before I started working in a permanent role, I was definitely a lot better at prioritising self-care and paying attention to what my mental health needed. In the past year there have been a lot of changes and I have spent most of my time working or travelling to and from work which meant self-care took a back seat. Lockdown allowed me to take time to acknowledge my trauma and try medications in a safe place where there are no expectations. I started out just trying to keep myself busy and catch up on my to-do list while sticking to my normal work day schedule because that is how I was brought up combined with the fear of never having that much time to myself ever again. I learnt very quickly that I am not well enough to do that and the whole point of having this time off is to help myself feel better and rest. I think the rest of this year I need to bring back a lot of my self-care activities and actively focus on that. So I will be using this calendar too and I will try and share some of it on my socials here in the hope that we can all improve our mental health and enjoy something each day no matter how bad the rest of it goes.
Click the download button at the top of this page to get your own PDF of my calendar and let me know in the comments what you would like to see in future versions and the things you like to do for your mental wellbeing.
I hope this helps you, enjoy!
May all your health wishes come true…
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