Lately, it seems the news is plagued with so many sad and negative stories that show the amount of pain around us. School shootings, celebrity suicides, hate motivated crimes... We, as a people, are hurting. And it seems more and more we don’t have outlets to express our pain. As it gets easier to not interact with each other, there is a stronger sense of isolation: we have online “friends”, we order our groceries online, we stare at a computer vs working in person…. Society is encouraging us in the loudest of terms to isolate ourselves. But to what end?
At our core, human beings wish to connect. We are made to connect. And not connecting is when our frustration of not having an outlet becomes louder. People – and connection – is vital to the human experience. When hearing about school shooters, celebrity suicides, social media “battles”, etc. the eventual answer is a person’s lack of connection to someone else.
Life is not a goal, it’s a journey. And knowing humans are pack oriented it’s good for our health to be connected, to get feedback, and to enjoy the ups and downs as we continue forward. We often take proactive approaches to our physical health, our future, our vehicle/home maintenance, and our children. Why not do yourself a courtesy and do some proactive work for your own mental wellness? If these tips are useful but are uncertain where you stand or where to start, how about starting with a Mental Physical?
Mental wellness is a lifelong commitment and should have just as much attention as anything else we value in our lives. If you are in need of assistance in getting yourself or your relationship back on track, call a therapist today!
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