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May 8, 2024 21 mins
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, week 2,  we're diving into a crucial topic: Leading by example, and in particular: self-care. It's not just a buzzword; it's a vital part of maintaining our mental health. This week I'm using some recommended resources from the National Council for Mental Well-being, the organization that sponsors the Mental Health First Aid course. You may know I am passionate about teaching that class! Today, we'll explore why it’s important, how it can set an example for others, and share some practical tips on how you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine. So how can we practice self-care? Here are four strategies recommended by the National Council:   1. Activity Calendar: Use the National Council’s activity calendar for daily self-care ideas. 2. Mental Health Days: Consider taking a mental health day from work this month. It’s a chance to step away from daily stresses and do something rejuvenating. 3. Relaxation Exercises: Incorporate relaxation exercises into your day. Whether it's meditation or deep breathing, these can help you stay centered. 4. Daily Relaxing Activity: Try to do something relaxing every day, even if it’s just for 30 minutes. Whether it’s a walk, reading, or journaling, find what feels good for you. Thanks for joining! Show notes at https://www.tamiwest.com/post/mental-health-awareness-month-part-ii-lead-by-example. **Not intended to be therapy or replace therapy - If you need further help, please reach out to one of these resources or one in your area: General Resources National Alliance of Mental Illness: www.nami.org Mental Health America: mhanational.org Mental Health First Aid Resources: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ Celebrate Recovery: www.celebraterecovery.com/ About AA: www.aa.org/ Tami West, PhD Stress and Mental Health Expert Dr. Tami West uses her entertaining and compelling style to shine a new light on how to transform your life and discover solutions to life’s challenges.
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