Welcome to the newest series within the You First blog: Expectation vs. Reality! In this series of posts, I’ll break down the expectations we set for ourselves with various areas of our life (self-care, fitness, happiness, etc.), the reality that actually occurs, and how to accept that reality.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the CDC, suicide rates have been increasing dramatically in nearly every state from 1999 – 2016 and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Mental health is just as important as physical health yet, there’s still a huge stigma around taking care of your mental health. Going to therapy is one of the simplest ways to take care of your mental health.
I discovered the joy of meditation this year. I had been hearing about it often from various celebrities in the news, reading about it in books and blogs, and finally just decided to try it.
Sleep is one of the most important parts of self-care. When we don’t sleep well, we’re cranky, we don’t function as well, and obviously, we’re tired. Sometimes life happens, and we just end up getting to bed later than we should.