Do you see yourself as a mentally healthy person?
That's one of those complex questions that usually has people either giving a super quick answer of "Yes!", because the alternative would be "No" which simply isn't an option, or you get a weak and trailing off "I'm not sure . . .", because the question is rather complex and requires some thought. It does require some thought actually, because what most of us think of as mental health is really something more along the lines of "emotional health." Here's why.
Okay, so tell me if you've been here before . . .
I started my Monday morning off silently complaining to myself about all the stuff I had to do in the week ahead. Not enough time, too many intrusions, how will I ever get my blog writing done, work on my book, see clients I have scheduled, take care of my dogs, do house stuff, and on and on and on . . .
Are you a victim? Chances are you have been victimized at least once in your life if not many times. None of us can really escape that. Some have had to endure extreme conditions or circumstances, and have been the victim of horrendous situations.
Why You Need to Take Control
Here's a question for you: Can you go a whole day without looking at your cell phone? Better yet, can you go a whole hour? Obviously, if you have a job where you have to put your cellphone to sleep for periods of time, then you probably do go hours without looking. But if you don't have any outside constraints, I bet you check it many times in any given hour. I know I do, and I have recently become aware of just how addictive the whole thing is.