Take a Mental Health Break during
Get off the couch and
get moving! In our limited environment due
to Covid, we are limited to where we can go.
We cannot visit our parents, grandchildren, or friends. We are limited in eating out, going to the
gym or the movies. Our jobs are in jeopardy or just gone. Financially, we are operating on a shoestring
budget. While there are many things out of our control, we can control our
response to life circumstances. We can
do some positive self-talk.
Think of changing your mindset like you would change a tire. Charge your battery and put some gas in your tank. Life is a journey use your GPS to create your own path. The following quotes can be helpful:
- If you don't design
your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess
what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn
- When you reach the end
of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Have you ever felt you were hanging on a limb and you did not know how you got there or how you will get off that limb? To get out of this situation, you have to calm down, breathe slowly, and backtrack. Your super power is to stay calm. You do not have to answer all of life questions at this point such as why me? The immediate goal is get off the limb.
1. Tell yourself that everything is going to be okay.
3. Stay focused.
4. Do not look down, around, look up.
I Am the Black Child
I am special, ridicule cannot sway me
I am strong, obstacles cannot stop me
I hold my head high, proudly proclaiming my uniqueness
I hold my pace, continuing forward through adversity
I am proud of my heritage
I am confident that I can achieve my every goal.
I am becoming all that I can be
I am the Black Child, I am a Child of God
Just imagine being in a field of wildflowers, the sun beaming down on your face and you can breathe the glorious fresh air. That's therapy. Get way from the stress of the day. Do some bird watching; follow a butterfly as it dances from flower to flower sucking in the sweet nectar, listen to the sound of a waterfall or water flowing from a rock filled creek. Let your mind wonder to the children playing in a park. Try to remember the childhood games that you played when you were young.
Mental Health Day
Take care of your mental health. It is important to be kind to yourself. Spend time with supportive people: family and friends. Seek professional help if life becomes challenging. Get outside for walks, cycling and hiking. Eat nutritional and well-balanced meals, get plenty of sleep and volunteer in meaningful activities. Be mindful of the effects of Covid-19.
Cancer Awareness Month in October
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in
countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and
support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
The earlier breast
cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment. So it's
important to check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a
Common breast cancer
signs and symptoms include:
- A lump or swelling in the breast,
upper chest or armpit – you might feel the lump but not see it
Life during Covid-19
Wear your MASK, WASH your hands, SOCIAL DISTANCE. We are in this together. Be kind to others by wearing a mask. Our children are counting on the adults around them. Children need to feel secure, need to have a routine, a degree of certainty that life will get back to normal. Help them manage their feelings.
There are times when things go wrong in
our lives. We feel that the ground is shifting under our feet. We can't find a limb to hold on too. We feel as if we are drowning. It is at this time we must rely on our inner
strength. We have to do some positive self-talk. We have to keep some nuggets in our pockets to
pull out when the struggle become overwhelming.
I am Sam
It can get a little boring to go to school virtually. What a real treat to have an older child read to younger children. This is a great opportunity to engage diverse age children in an after school activity that will give both ages an opportunity to read and entertain. The goal is to find a book that will appeal to a young audience. Use animation as the book is being read. Do show pictures. Allow the listeners to ask questions or to digest the material being read.