In a totally weird, unexpected (and yet fortuitous?) event, my Instagram and Facebook accounts were hacked/disabled recently. Just like that. No controversial posts or bad behavior, just bots doing their thing. SO I confirm my identity and wait. Nothing (what’s up with that, Meta?). I’ve always truly believed that when one door closes, two more open, so I’ve decided this is a great opportunity for a reboot, literally.
May is Mental Health Awareness month—did you know it started way back in 1949? I didn’t until I checked—and like it or not, it’s one of the hottest topics in America today. Mental health support, and the debate around it, is more mainstream than ever—rightfully so. But what is mental health, exactly? How do you know if you need to give it some attention? Just start to pay attention to how you feel. Simply taking brief moments every day to deliberately relax, focus on the good, imagine better outcomes, etc., goes a long way, and we can all do that, starting now. In truth is, we all are juggling a variety of stressful, demanding circumstances in life. Many of us have more than one professional identity – with remote work, fast paced, creative freedom, we can pursue more dreams, enhance our natural skills, interests and passions. I’m a writer and life coach, and that works great for me today. Tapping into personal life experiences, successes, overcoming unique challenges, to inform my coaching work and various forms of writing continues to be tremendously fulfilling. It’s a natural evolution of my ever-evolving career path. After all, is anyone who they were 10 or 20 years ago?
Our quickly changing society and technology often inspires people to create more than one career. Being a creative writer, in a variety of outlets, and a certified life coach, to express and share life skills and healthy, empowering tools for de-stressing and rejuvenating, suit my talents and personality. For so many, life is more stressful now than ever before. Good mental health is about allowing yourself to live the best possible life you can, today, while being satisfied and at peace with where you are. Tomorrow is never promised to any of us, so making today as great as possible must be a top priority. So this month, do your own reboot, ask for support to help if you need it, imagine better outcomes, and take inspired actions. And have some fun doing it, isn’t that why we’re here in the first place?
P.S. – OK, I created a new Instagram, send good vibes for a long, healthy life. Follow me HERE, If you’re curious about coaching and want to try a complimentary 20 minute exploratory session, go HERE.