Becoming Mentally Healthy by Paula Sweet at Absolute Mind

Hello, it's Paula Sweet here from Your Absolute Mind, the podcast where we dig deep into all things mental health, with a particular focus on the journey towards mental wellness.

In this episode, I take a detailed look at the language we use when we talk about mental health. I delve into the subtle but significant difference between saying "I feel anxious" and "I have anxiety". While these phrases might seem similar, they paint vastly different pictures of our mental health landscape.

Throughout this conversation, I break down these two statements and explore how they can impact not only our personal perception of our mental health but also how others might understand us. As I guide you through this discussion, we examine how such linguistic subtleties might shape our experiences and even influence our relationship with our mental health.

The discussion isn't limited to anxiety. I extend the conversation to include conditions like depression, ADHD, and other mental health disorders. Together, we consider how saying "I feel..." rather than "I have..." or "I am..." can serve as a reminder that our current state is changeable and not a permanent fixture of our identities.

Finally, I invite you to reflect on the words you use when talking about your mental health and how small changes in language can help shape our reality in a more positive and empowering way.

Join me as we explore these themes and together use language to promote a healthier conversation around mental health.

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On this episode of 'Your Absolute Mind', I'm your host, Paula Sweet, and we had a chat about how having too many choices and trying to personalise everything could be messing with our mental health.

We live in a world full of options, right? From our clothes to our coffee orders, everything is about what suits me'. This extends to our mental health too, and while it's great that we're acknowledging our personal battles, there's a downside - we start stressing about making the 'perfect' choice.

Now, here's a thought: what if we need a bit more standardisation rather than personalisation? It sounds weird, I know. But just like a daily routine can provide some structure to our lives, maybe it could do the same for our mental health.

Simple stuff like exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, or practising mindfulness can act as a safety net for our mental health. Looking beyond mental health, think about how successful organisations like the military or big corporations have used standardisation to thrive. They've cut down the choices to increase efficiency and reduce stress.

It's like Apple, for example, offering a limited range of products but still being a major hit. So, coming back to mental health, maybe it's time we stop overthinking and start focusing on what we know works.

Things like working out regularly, eating balanced meals, getting plenty of sleep, practising mindfulness, and keeping in touch with our friends and family. Now, before we wrapped up the episode, I shared what I consider the non-negotiables for mental health: sleep, meditation, staying hydrated, and moving around. These are simple but super effective.

The goal here is not to personalise everything, but to keep it simple and consistent. After all, it's the small, everyday actions that lead to big changes. So let's chill on the personalisation a bit and focus on the basics. Remember, looking after our mental health doesn't need to be complicated or fancy. Stick to the basics, keep it simple, and stay consistent.

Thanks for tuning into 'Your Absolute Mind', and catch you next time. 

Take care and stay strong! 

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Welcome to a transformative episode of "Your Absolute Mind." Today I wanted to challenge the notion of mental health as an uncontrollable force, shedding light on our potential influence over it.

Our mental health isn't just a product of uncontrollable factors; our habits, activities, and lifestyle choices play a pivotal role too. With an insightful garden analogy, I hope to inspire you to take proactive steps towards nurturing your mental wellbeing.

The episode concludes with a simple yet impactful hydration challenge that underscores the power of small, consistent actions. So, join me on this empowering journey towards mental wellness, where you aren't just a passenger, but an active participant.

And, I'll run another small but powerful challenge each week for the next 5 weeks giving you small steps to become mentally healthy.

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In this episode of "Your Absolute Mind," we uncover the secrets to building a healthy mind. Discover the power of simplicity and small daily steps that can make a huge difference in your mental well-being. 🏠 Establishing healthy routines is a key foundation of mental health. From bedtime routines that promote restful sleep to morning routines that set a positive tone for the day, simple practices can transform your nights and reduce anxiety.

⏰ Fixing your morning routine can help improve your bedtime routine. By waking up earlier and starting your day positively, you create a peaceful evening and reduce morning chaos. It's all about consistency and finding routines that work for you.

🚶 Exercise and movement play a vital role in mental health. Engaging in just 10 to 20 minutes of physical activity each day, such as walking or dancing, can have significant positive effects on your well-being.

💦 Staying hydrated is essential for mental clarity. Keep a water bottle handy and sip throughout the day. Proper hydration can help prevent anxious feelings triggered by dehydration.

🧘 Mindfulness and meditation don't have to be time-consuming. Taking a few minutes each day to be present in the moment through deep breathing or guided meditation can bring about a sense of calm and clarity.

🤝 Connection with loved ones is crucial for our well-being. Nurture your relationships through heartfelt conversations, text messages, or shared moments. These connections nourish our souls and make us feel supported.

🍎 Nutrition plays a role in mental health. Incorporating simple, nutritious meals into your day can have a significant impact on your overall well-being.

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