In today’s episode on the AUDACIOUS BABE PODCAST I talk about a rather serious topic, all about Mental Health. I’ve been talking about physical and mental health often throughout previous episodes, i.e. Episode #30 – How Stress Can Screw With Your Life, and many more, but in light of the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, I wanted to dedicate an entire episode on this serious and important topic. To openly share information and keep the conversation going.
Despite it being talked about already in a much more openly fashion in the media and amongst each other over the recent few years, I do feel that the stigmata around mental health is still existing and needs to be eliminated fully.
If you have physical health issues you go to your doctor, why can’t we do the same with issues like negative self-talk, anxiety, stresses, depression and so on and go and see a therapist easily? Without feeling ashamed.
Poor mental health affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease – every year, one in four of us in the UK is affected by a mental health problem.
On the podcast I also talk about the different symptoms that could be indicators for issues but also share some factors that can highly influence your negative thoughts about yourself, your self-esteem and anxiety levels which obviously then can lead to mental health problems. We all have negative thoughts or low self-worth and self doubts from time to time, but as long as we do not let them take over completely, and they do not affect our daily lives, we are ok.
But mental health illnesses don’t appear overnight. They are slowly sneaking up on you and if you are not aware of your changes in your thoughts or your behaviour then you will only realises your issues when it is too late and you are in the middle of it already.
So, what I urge you to do is to educate yourself about the topic. That you get to know yourself better and truly make your thoughts conscious and therefore recognise early on when things take a more negative effect and your thoughts are going down the rabbit hole. That way you can start to prevent them.
I also share some thoughts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and share a great exercise from a great article written by Sarah Aswell, an american comedian, who openly talks about her mental health.
The central idea behind cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is extremely simple: If you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel.
Sarah Aswell – ThriveGlobal
Listen to the full episode to hear more about the 5-min exercise that can shift your mindset and breaks the vicious cycle of negative self-talk. At the very end I also leave you with a powerful and hopefully inspirational words by Aija Mayrock.
The episode is live on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or any other major podcast platform. Or steam right here on the website.
Have a wonderful week, my lovelies.
- Mental Health Oganisations in the UK – they offer more information and further support. Please do seek support if you feel overwhelmed or notice changes in your mental health.
Please research Mental Health Organisation or places where you can get support locally, in whatever country or region you are from.
- “I Use This 5-Minute Therapy Technique Every Day for My Anxiety” by Sarah Aswell on ThriveGlobal
- “Feeling Good” by Dr. David D. Burns and on Amazon UK
- “Dear Me” Poem and Video by Aija Mayrock
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