I believe it’s important to find the essence of our own, unique sense of inner balance. You know the one, when all the layers of ‘shoulds’ and ‘coulds’, ‘if-onlys’ and ‘ought-to’s’ fall away, and we connect with a sense of ourselves on that fundamental level.
Regardless of the microwave-mentality, no one size fits all.
And since there’s no magic solution for mental health (or any challenge worth going after), one of the things I’ve learned I need to be consistent about is finding what it is that makes me tick. 1
This one is a personal, private journey, and I find that it takes more than looking for the next hot thing, whether it’s a diet, some new bestseller or a trending video.
It’s worth giving ourselves time, and leeway on the inevitable meandering pathway.
Figuring out where we’re at in our lives can be a really useful tool, helping us create a snapshot that we can use as a reference point to get clearer about which areas might need our attention so that we can experience mental wellbeing.
Message me if you’d like me to send you a copy of a handy tool to help us assess where we’re at currently – my gift to you 😊
And see you shortly on this week’s #AliveWithFi
1 Mental health often starts with honoring who we are and where we’re up to in our own journeys. When we’re honest with ourselves, we can get clearer about what works for us personally. Specifically, “by understanding what makes us tick, the unconscious is brought into the world of consciousness. Only then can we begin to make different choices and to make changes that last”, which is the basis of one philosophy for long-term mental wellbeing.
“Insight: Understanding What Makes Us Tick”
- Kunst, PhD. (2011)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.