Mental Health Mantra 28/365
If there is one thing that has been challenging me these past 18 months, it's the overwhelm of all that has been going on. Loss and bereavement of a parent - a process that can't be rushed, add into this caring for my Dad with vascular dementia, transitioning him to full time care and then my husband's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment journey - it truly has been 'One step at a time.' When you include the global situation with Covid, the mantra just keeps giving.
It is in the overwhelming moments and thoughts that I bring myself back to this Mental Health Mantra.
Just one step at a time, Jules
Bringing me back from the future worry to the present day of what is presenting and what I need to do in that moment. It follows on from my other mantra that has helped hugely and that is
Stay in the moment.
It is most definitely a practice and ritual to bring myself back to the present. It asks alot of me to bring back my attention of intense worry. I get it wrong sometimes but for the most part I am creating new neural pathways so that I come back to this mantra, on top of this I have this mantra on a post it note and from here on, I'll have this Mental Health Mantra printed out in front of me.
Keep connecting to your intuitive intelligence and keep shining sunbeams.
"Art with Heart - Calm your Mind Soothe your Soul."