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May 26, 2024 24 mins

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-We are going to talk about some signs that it might be time for you to take a mental health break. You need to make sure that you take care of your mental health and your well-being.


-We will also discuss seven daily habits that just so happen to be mood boosters that will increase your happiness.








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Hi guys, it's Brittany and welcome to another episode of One Hot Mess.
Hi everyone, I hope you all are having a fabulous Memorial Weekend.

With that being said, we're going to go ahead and jump into today's episode,
which is going to be about signs that you need to take a break for your well-being.
I mean, sometimes it's kind of tough to tell when we need a break,
especially when it comes to our mental health.

We sometimes push ourselves too hard and we ignore signs that our bodies and
minds are giving us, and we tell ourselves, oh,
I'm just tired, or stressed, or having a bad day,
but sometimes it's more than that.
Sometimes it's a clear signal that we need to take a step back,

take a deep breath, and take care of ourselves.
So we are going to go over eight signs, Signs, eight signs that you need to
take a mental health break.
And trust me, it's not as scary as it sounds. It's all about self-care and self-love, you guys.
Okay, so number one, you constantly feel tired.

No matter how much sleep you get, you always feel exhausted.
And this is not just your average end of the day fatigue.
This is a deep, relentless tiredness that seeps in your bones and makes even
the simplest task feel like climbing a mountain.

It could be your body's way of telling you, hey, take a break.
Your mental health has a huge impact on your physical health.
And constant exhaustion is often a sign of stress, anxiety, or depression.
So remember, it's okay to take a break. it's okay to rest.
Your mental health is important and taking care of it should definitely be a priority.

Number two, you're not enjoying things that you used to love.
When you start losing interest in things that you once loved,
it could be time to take a step back and evaluate your mental health.
It's not just about being tired or stressed. It's about losing the joy in life.

So don't ignore this sign. It is your mind telling you that it needs a break.
Number three, your sleep patterns. They're just all out of freaking whack, okay?
Sleep and mental health, they're closely linked. When we're stressed,
anxious, or depressed, our sleep, it often tends to suffer.

And lack of sleep can lead to mental health issues. It's just a vicious cycle.
So you might be having trouble falling asleep, or maybe you're waking up multiple times during the night.
Maybe you're oversleeping or waking up feeling like you haven't slept at all.
Interestingly the national sleep foundation reports that people with insomnia

are 10 times 10 times more likely to have clinical depression and 17 times more
likely to have clinical anxiety.
Crazy so if your sleep patterns are all over the place it might be time to take

a mental health break and reset your internal clock.
Number four, you're feeling more irritable or angry than usual.
I mean, yeah, we all have our off days, days when every little thing seems to get on our nerves.
But if you're finding yourself snapping at your family, loved loved ones,

or feeling frustrated and irritable more often than not, it might be time to pause,
because increased irritability can often be a sign of mental overload.
Kind of like your brain, as if your brain is so full, there's no room for patience or understanding.

And it's not fair to you or the people around you.
So taking a mental health break can help you regain your equilibrium and get
back to your usual more patient self and it's okay to take care of yourself
remember you can't pour from an empty cup,

Number five, you're feeling detached and disconnected.
Sometimes the world, it can seem like a movie just playing in front of you,
but like you're not really a part of it.
You feel detached, disconnected, like you're just going through the motions.

This sense of disconnection is often a defense mechanism, a way for your mind
to protect itself when it's under too much stress.
But it can also be a sign that your mental health needs some attention.
You deserve to feel connected to your life, to feel engaged with the world around you.

So taking a mental health break, it can help you reconnect with yourself and
the people and the things that you love.
So just keep in mind, it's okay to ask for help and it's okay to take the time
you need for yourself because you matter and your mental health matters.
Number six, you are constantly worrying and overthinking.

I mean, I remember, and I still do sometimes, you know, lie there awake at night,
My mind races, worrying about shit.
Like, it could be anything, you know? Like, is this friend mad at me?
Is whatever, you know? Did I make a mistake on this or that?

And over time, I just realized that constant worrying and overthinking was the
sign that I needed to take a mental health break.
It wasn't just about being a worrier. it's about my mental health needing some
attention and care so if you find
yourself stuck in a loop of worry and overthinking you know what to do,

take a step back,
overthinking and constant worry it can be totally exhausting and damaging to
your mental health so it's okay to take a break and seek help if you need it.
Number seven, you're having difficulty concentrating.

I mean, yeah, we all have those moments where we walk into a room and forget
why we're there. I do that quite often, actually.
But if you're finding it increasingly difficult to focus on tasks,
or your mind keeps wondering no matter how hard you try to concentrate,
you might need that mental health break.

Lack of focus and concentration can be a symptom of several mental health issues
like depression, anxiety, stress.
And it's not just about being forgetful. It's about your mind being so overwhelmed
that it can't even focus on the task at hand.

So taking that mental health break can help clear up the mental fog and improve your concentration.
So yeah, remember it's okay to take that step back and take care of your mental well-being.
And number eight, you're feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks.

When the simple act of getting out of bed feels like climbing a mountain or
you're constantly overwhelmed by tasks that used to be routine,
it's more than just being tired.
It's your mind asking you, hey you, please take a break.

I need a break, please. and don't
dismiss these feelings they're valid and
they're important and you're not
alone millions of people experience these feelings
and there is help available so just guys take the time you need reach it out

for help if you can and remember you're worth it your mental health is worth it, okay?
The complexities of our mind are
deeply intertwined with your overall well-being and one core element in this
intricate relationship is the power of taking a pause and this seemingly simple

act can have profound implications on our mental health.
When we get caught in the whirlwind
of life it's kind of easy to
overlook the signs that we need to slow down but as
we've explored signals like chronic fatigue
loss of interest in activities irregular sleep patterns or constant worrying

that's our body's way of communicating its needs so taking a mental health break
isn't about escaping from life or you know trying to be.
Irresponsible it's about honoring the needs of your mind and your body so if
you're experiencing any of these signs take a moment to reflect and consider

just taking a pause and remember that your mind is worth it.
Okay guys so now let's just take a moment to go over some small daily experiences,

that boost happiness more than you
may think you know because in
the hustle of everyday life it's easy to overlook
small moments that hold the potential
for happiness i mean the
quest for positivity can seem like a
lofty goal especially when faced

with the reality of our day-to-day challenges yet it's the small experiences
those brief instances of joy that can significantly uplift our mood and our
outlook acknowledging the value in these moments is the
first step toward a more fulfilled life,

it allows us to appreciate the present and find contentment in our current circumstances.
This perspective is crucial when navigating transitions, offering a beacon of
light during times of change.
Giving ourselves permission to enjoy joy, simple pleasures is not just an act of self-care.

It is a strategy for resilience.
And by cultivating a habit of recognizing these moments, we build a foundation
of positivity that supports us through life's ups and downs.
And remember that the journey toward happiness is as much about embracing change

as it is about finding stability in the small things.
Let's focus on the core actions that can guide us through this process transitioning
now into a detailed exploration of daily experiences with the power to boost

our happiness significantly,
okay so first of all.
Of course. Okay, savoring small successes.
Every day we're surrounded by opportunities to celebrate small victories.
But often we bypass these moments, chasing after bigger achievements.

Recognizing and savoring these minor successes can significantly boost our happiness.
This whether it's completing a task you've been putting off
having a meaningful conversation or just
simply enjoying a peaceful moment to
yourself acknowledging these wins

fuels a sense of accomplishment the act of savoring it not only increases our
positivity in the moment but it also helps in building a resilient mindset it's
like a gentle reminder that progress no matter how small, is still progress.

Okay. And as we learn to appreciate the little victories,
we also become more in tune with the world around us because this heightened
awareness allows us to experience life more fully and find happiness in the simplest of moments.
Stepping outside and immersing

ourselves in the natural world is a simple
yet profound way to boost happiness nature with
its endless beauty and tranquility it has
a unique a unique way of putting
our lives into perspective reminding us of the world's vastness and our place

within it so whether it's like a short walk to the park or a moment watching
the sunset or maybe just sitting under a tree these experiences can uplift our spirits,
and this connection to nature doesn't just offer a temporary escape from the
daily grind it recharges our mental batteries reduces stress and enhances our overall well-being.

And making time for nature, it encourages us to slow down and appreciate the present moment.
It's basically an invitation to be mindful, to observe details around us that we so often overlook.
And this mindfulness strengthens our ability to focus on the positive in life,

fostering a deeper sense of happiness.
Us and as we allow nature to ground
us and fill us with its serene energy
we're reminded of the beauty and
simplicity then we have the power of kindness it's often underestimated in its

ability to boost happiness simple acts of kindness whether it's a smile to a
stranger a compliment limit to someone you work with or helping a neighbor,
it can have an impact, a big impact on our mood and our overall sense of well-being.
These moments of connection remind us of the goodness in the world and reinforce

our sense of community and belonging.
Engaging in acts of of kindness it doesn't just
benefit the receiver it enriches our
own lives as well it triggers a
positive feedback loop in our brain releasing endorphins and creating feelings
of joy and satisfaction this biochemical response it's often referred to as

the helper's high highlighting how
this behavior is very rewarding.
And being kind, it encourages empathy and understanding.
And we get to connect with those around us. It helps us to see beyond our own

needs and challenges, broadening our perspective and making us more open-minded and tolerant.
And creativity. It's not just for artists, writers, or musicians.
It's a universal process that enriches
our lives by offering new ways of seeing the world so engaging in creative activities

such as drawing writing cooking or even gardening it allows us to express ourselves
and find joy in creation and when we immerse ourselves in and creative endeavors,
we enter a state of flow where time just seems to stand still and our worries fade away.

And this state not only enhances our mood in the moment, but it also contributes
to a more profound sense of fulfillment and contentment in our lives.
Creativity stimulates our brains, challenging us to think outside of the box
and solve problems in innovative ways.

And this mental flexibility, it can spill over into other areas of our lives,
making us more adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges.
Incorporating creativity into our daily life or routines provides an outlet
for self-expression, leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Fostering gratitude for the present moment.
Gratitude. It transforms how we perceive our place in the world,
shifting our focus from what we lack to the abundance that surrounds us.
So if we acknowledge the good in our lives, even during hard times,

we cultivate a sense of contentment and peace.
And this practice not only enhances our current
state of happiness but it also lays the foundation
for sustained joy and also
gratitude strengthens our relationships expressing appreciation for others deepens

our connections and it reminds us that happiness often comes from giving and
receiving love and support.
As we nurture a grateful heart, we build resilience against negativity and adversity,
finding beauty and joy in the here and now.

And then we invest time in meaningful relationships because the quality of our
relationship has a profound impact on our happiness.
Human beings are inherently social creatures and our connections with others
provide support, joy, and meaning in our lives.

Investing time and energy into nurturing these relationships can definitely
boost our emotional well-being.
Meaningful relationships also serve as a mirror reflecting our true selves back
to us and encouraging personal growth
through the exchange of ideas, emotions, and support.

We learn more about who we are and who we aspire to be.
And this mutual growth fosters a deeper connection and greater happiness.
So by prioritizing these connections and making time for those who matter most,
we not only enhance our own lives but also we contribute to the well-being of those around us.

Embracing a mindset geared towards
learning and personal development is a significant happiness booster.
This approach to life encourages curiosity and an openness to new experiences,
allowing us to see challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles.

By valuing progress over perfection, we can enjoy the journey of becoming rather
than solely focusing on the end goals.
A learning mindset, of course, fosters resilience and it equips us with the
perspective that failures are not setbacks but rather lessons that pave the way to success.

And this attitude helps in maintaining a positive outlook, even in the face
of adversity, enhancing our overall sense of well-being.
And continuous learning keeps our minds active and engaged, contributing to our mental health.

It could be as simple as picking up a new hobby, learning a new language,
or just diving deeper into a topic of interest.
These activities not only bring joy and fulfillment, but they also expand our
world view and connect us with like-minded people.
And by adopting a learning mindset, we often open ourselves up to endless possibilities

for personal growth and happiness.
It's a commitment meant to never stop growing, exploring, and discovering.
A journey that enriches our lives in every aspect.
So it is essential to recognize that happiness is a journey, not a destination.

It's about being present and mindful in every moment, acknowledging and appreciating
the beauty that surrounds us.
And the key to moving forward with this understanding is to integrate these
experiences into our daily lives consciously.
It's about making a choice every day to engage in activities that nourish our

souls and elevate our spirits.
So remember, it's little things in life that are often or that often bring the most joy.
And by making a conscious effort to appreciate these moments,
cultivate positive relationships and remain open to learning and growth,
you will discover a deeper sense of satisfaction and well-being.

So embrace these daily happiness boosters as stepping stones on your path to
living a more joyful and meaningful life.
Your attitude shapes your experience.
So choose positivity, embrace change with an open heart, and live every day

to its fullest potential.
Let's cherish each day for the unique opportunities it presents for growth,
connection, and happiness. Venus.

All right, guys. Thank you so, so much for listening to today's episode of One
Hot Mess. I greatly appreciate it.
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I will talk to you guys next time.
Have the most amazing, beautiful day.

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