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“Mental health” – did you just automatically insert the word, “poor”?

 

If you have had any contact with social media today you will know that it has been full of posts about World Mental Health Day 2019.

There are posts about how poor mental health affects the individual, there are posts about how to have good mental health and there are lots of posts from people sharing their personal stories.

Talking about this subject is no longer something to be avoided -thank goodness! But we aren’t there yet – there are still certain occupations where stress levels are high and mental health issues abound eg teaching, public services and construction.

What do you do to stay mentally healthy? How do you get balance in your life?

As a former teacher I spent years surviving on minimum sleep, stressed out from trying to keep up with the workload and the threat of Ofsted. I didn’t have good physical health and I didn’t have good mental health either!

Nowadays, I make time for regular exercise and time outdoors. I have new hobbies and activities, spend time with positive people and avoid negative stuff eg I rarely watch the news and choose my tv and films carefully.

Why is there a photo of a cow at the top of the post? Well, if you are connected with me through other social media channels you’ll know that I share a lot of photos of flowers, plants, and landscapes – they are things that lift my spirits so I share them. Find more on my Facebook page Anne Stagg Hypnotherapy.

I hope you enjoy them too.x

P.S. Ready for positive change? Please get in touch, either via the contact form or on 07910 407878.

I offer a free 20-30 minute phone consultation when we’ll be able to talk about your challenges and map out a treatment plan.

 

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