Confidence Tip of the Day – Simone Biles was right and you should protect your mental health. Often we praise people who face hardship and continue on as if nothing happened. We praise people for continuing on in life despite or in spite of mental trauma.
You have heard people say, “Her mother died yesterday and she is here today at work as if nothing happened.” Or people will say, “she has had so many horrible things happen, but you could never tell by the way she acts.” I admit it is admirable for people to face terrible mental trauma and be able to continue as if nothing has ever happened.
Stop praising people for ignoring their mental health.
When we praise people for ignoring mental trauma and pushing forward, we are sometimes praising them for ignoring their mental health. It is not good for us to support people for continuing to perform when it causes them mental harm. We don’t have the right to do that simply because we benefit from that performance.
Today I would like to encourage you to boost your confidence with the knowledge that Simone Biles was right and you must protect your mental health. It is important to take time each day to assess your mental health. Examine:
If everything is good, excellent! If there are issues causing you problems, take time to figure out what is going on. Take time to figure out how to get your mental health is in order. For example, diabetics are told to monitor their blood sugar on at least a daily basis. They check their blood sugar numbers. Based upon what the tests show they make adjustments. They adjust the medications they are taking. They adjust what they are eating and drinking.
Take time each day to evaluate your mental health. Based upon what you find, make adjustments. Male adjustments to the stressors you encounter each day. Adjust how you deal with family, friends, and co-workers. Remember, that your mental health is important and you must take care to protect it.
As you work to protect your mental health, be careful and wary of people who do not want you to protect your mental health. Are these people benefiting from your performance? Have these people told you that they value how you perform for them more than your mental health? Have these people shown you that how they can use you is more important than you protecting your mental health?
- what is causing you stress
- what traumas are you facing
- what is your mental condition
It is important to remember that if you take time off to protect your mental health, life will go on. If you give up on an assignment to protect your job will go on. Your family will continue to exist. Your church will continue to exist. It is important for you to protect your mental health. Protect your mental health the same way you protect your physical health, personal rights, and children.
After all, if you do not take care of your mental health, you may not be able to go on. You may experience physical manifestations. If you fail to take care of your mental health, you will cause harm to yourself in many other areas of life.
It bears repeating, boost your confidence with the knowledge that Simone Biles was right, and you should protect your mental health. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what are you doing to protect your mental health?