One of my first steps towards being happy, is to “get my head in the game.” I’ve found that when I’m mentally healthy that the rest of my life seems better, brighter, and really good. Of course, there is the whole mind-body connection so I need to be in good physical health to have good mental health and my mental health definitely affects my physical health (just ask my dentist). It’s all related.
I think one of the most important components to good mental health is to really know yourself…your favorites, your goals, your interests, your passions. I can always give you a list of things Joe and my girls love and hate, but I’m not always sure about my own. Do I have a favorite food? What is my design style? What is important to me in life and am I using my time doing it? If I had extra time and money on my hands, what would I do with it? What am I truly passionate about?
So, I’m going to take some time this month to really get to know myself. One way I’m doing this is through Pinterest. When I pin items, I try not to think about it too much, but just act instinctively to pin images that “speak” to me. Then, when I go back and review my pins, I start to recognize common themes threading their way through the various images. And those themes are teaching me a few things about myself. I even have definitive answers to those earlier questions…
Yes…everything! I love food!
Family, home, beauty, creativity, improvement, celebrating, spirituality, happiness, good health, reverence, gratitude.
Travel, create, quiet moments.
Family life, creativity, good health, writing.