Maintaining Mental Health

“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer, PhD

To be honest I am not a super human. Lately during this recovery period I have found that I talk to myself. What do I mean? Well, sometimes the new hip is tender, maybe slow, and I tell myself, “you did this yesterday and you can do it today”. I realize that mental health needs maintaining. I cannot take my mental health for granted.

I know what should be done, things like affirmations, meditation, and getting plenty of rest. Knowing them does not help me if I do not do them. I have to remind myself every day lately that I need to push forward if I am to gain back full ability of walking.

I have heard somewhere that the mind is like a sponge, it soaks up everything, good or bad. In computer language, “garbage in, garbage out”.

Recently I wrote the post, Attitude with Gratitude and that is most of the battle. No matter I how I feel, think, or even perceive my situation, I need to find those littlest things to be thankful for. My one things is this; I have the ability to move my hip without the pain that I experienced pre-op.

So dear reader, are there things you do to maintain your mental health? I would love for you to share them with me and the other bloggers!

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  1. ashleyleia

    For me, acceptance is important in recognizing that I have limits, and I’m better off finding ways around them than rather than fighting against them.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I agree with you Ashley that acceptance is a big part for our maintaining mental health.

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  2. Angie

    The biggest thing for me lately is practicing using the word “no”. Like Ashley, recognizing and ACCEPTING we all have limits is such a huge step in the right direction of better mental health. It’s one thing that I’ve always struggled with and I say yes to so many things that really don’t benefit my mental health. Saying no to people (which includes myself sometimes!) has allowed me to have more personal time, more quiet time for things I need. Like reading or practicing sewing.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Angie, I can understand how you are feeling. Saying, “no” is truly the hardest area to accomplish.

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