Monday, May 16, 2022

Things to Remember

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Here’s what I try to remember to keep myself sane:

You can say no, and you should probably do it more often.

The loudest voice in the room is not always the smartest, most honest, or most educated voice in the room.

People have strong opinions.  You don’t need to agree with them.

Trust your gut.  It’s probably correct, and if it isn’t, at least you listened to yourself.

Drink more water than you’re thirsty for.

Get outside, touch grass, and feel the sun.  It won’t cure anything, but it never hurts.

The fancy candle, expensive dress, and overpriced perfume you love but insist on saving for a special occasion?  Don’t wait.  Use them.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a memory because you want to go to bed at a reasonable time.  You’ll never remember going to sleep early and being well rested for work.  You will remember fun late nights with fondness.

Coffee and sweets aren’t great for you.  Stressing over coffee and sweets is probably just as bad for you.  If starting your day with coffee and ending it with ice cream makes you feel good, do that.

When you’re at work, work hard.  When you’re at home, be present.

Be nice to people, but remember: if you allow someone to mistreat you, you aren’t being nice to yourself.