If we had a sore on our arm, face, leg or if we had a cut or something else that was visible to us or to others, then typically we would take action to deal with it. Also, others would show concern, interest and perhaps advise us to do something or in the case of parent and child, the parent would take action.
So if it’s visible to us and others, we care and take action.
What about mental health? Something that is invisible? What do we and others do about that?
Do we spend time taking care of our mental health?
Invisible things are more important and not the superficial.
I blogged recently about how good a medicine for life laughter is, well, so is the sun. Just the boast to our vitamin D levels alone apart from the warming feeling and relaxation sitting in the sun can bring.
It’s good for the body and good for the mind.
Then you can add walking in nature, sitting by a river, sitting by the sea, walking through a field of tall grass and running your hands through it. Sitting watching a fire and so on.
The simple things, that have somewhat evaporated from our lives are the best things to make us feel good, to lift us, to even heal us.
The all cost nothing and are often easily accessible.
Instead, we often opt to numb ourselves with comfort food, alcohol or hide in trash TV, social media, the internet and any other short-term dopamine fixes we can find.
Get out in the sunshine.