Mental Health – Let’s talk about it.

Mental Health is something I think about daily and we all should be doing the same.

I need to talk about my Mental Health in order to balance my mind and feel normal, there’s nothing worse than keeping it all inside. I am a very emotional and empathetic person and because of this I am aware that I need to keep myself away from certain situations. It could be the negative energy from someone at work, or a friend that’s going through a breakup and can’t move on – it sounds crazy but because I am so empathetic it’s almost like I take on their emotions and become them, it’s not healthy.

If your interested, here are some of the daily things I do to balance my emotions and create a positive energy;

Headspace App – it’s a great tool to use in any situation whether it be sleep, anxiety, study or work. All you need is 10 minutes to put your headphones in and take time for yourself to refresh and rebalance.

Calm App – I use this purely for Sleep Stories, I really struggle to switch off at bedtime and the stories really take me to a peaceful place. I love it!

Exercise – so important! Even if it’s 20 minutes a day, it really makes you feel good about yourself.

Another thing that I make sure I do is to appreciate my surroundings, I try to take 20secs each day to appreciate earth and how lucky I am to be alive and healthy.

Tell me, what’s your daily routine towards bettering your mental health?

Feminist VS Feminism VS Equalist.

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We all know that you cannot bring up the word “Feminist” in front of a Male, you will feel the tension straight away and notice that the present Male will slowly step away from you like your a psycho.

It makes me wonder why this is? In my opinion, a Feminist is someone who takes part in ways to promote and better Gender Equality. However recently I do notice that Women are uneducated and use the word “Feminist” negatively toward men to almost demote Males in order to prove Females are better. Feminism should be about making positive changes in Gender Equality and educating both Genders on how we can continue making small changes in order to have a more equal future. Us Women need to remember that we will never be the “same” as men, our bodies are different.

This is why I am an equalist, I believe in equal rights and equal opportunities. I do not want to demote Men or make them feel bad for the current issues we are facing. I do however want to continue educating them and ensure that they are empathising with us Women and our situation, instead of them not understanding and ignoring it.

I want to continue this conversation so please share your thoughts, I feel very passionate about this topic and am always open to other opinions.