Literally. It's not made up, but it all takes place in the mind. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
In the shadow of one of the most difficult days since I began this blog (meaning difficulties that are ADHD related) I am updating the blog with my work on becoming a healthier person.
In recent days and weeks, I've battled to maintain a healthy diet. I'd say I've done fairly well for the most part. I've stopped losing weight, which is ok, because my clothes are still fitting more and more loosely, and my energy levels are better, so I know I'm still on the right path. However, my mental health, as seen in my last blog, has been suffering a bit. So now, along with eating well and trying to get out a few days a week and get some exercise, I'm going to start incorporating a little self awareness and meditation into my daily routine. Just sitting quietly and listening to everything going on around me is like that first stretch in the morning. All the muscles wake up, there's a big yawn, and I'm good to go. I sit, lay, stand, whatever, and just listen to everything going on around me. I can focus on anything and everything and just listen. Then I turn that attention inward. How am I feeling? what aches? Am I hungry? Thirsty? What's good for breakfast today? just 5 or 10 minutes a day is enough, first thing in the morning, or at lunchtime at work, or even right before bed (great for getting to sleep) Any thoughts or dreams, write them down. Maybe blog about them :)
so you may see a few more abstract blog topics in weeks to come. I'm on vacation next week, and doubt I'll be on the internet much, if at all. If I am, it's probably just to upload photos. Just as a break in your day is a good thing, to recharge your mind and keep a positive mental attitude; a vacation works just the same way, and everyone should take them!