Another month has come and gone! It’s time for our monthly mental health check-in.
How were you during the month of March?
March was rough. I’ll be the first to admit it.
The first week or so of March especially was tough. I was in a steady state of sadness. I was exhausted. That’s the beauty of dysthymia, though. A few stressful things happened to me at the beginning of March, so I’m sure that didn’t help either.
Then, miraculously, the sun came out on March 12th and it was in the 60s. It was beautiful out and because it was a Friday, I was home all day. I cleaned inside the house with all the windows open and I also cleaned my car so I was able to spend some time outside. It was great.
After that, my mood for March was better. It wasn’t great, but it was better.
How about you? How was your March? I hope the warmer weather is starting to set in for you and you’re feeling great!
Mental health challenge
As you guys can probably tell, I’ve been trying to talk more about my mental health lately or about mental health in general. I’ve been open about it on my email list as well and I’ve been surprised by the number of people who have emailed back talking about their own mental health. Honestly, I think it’s great.
While I’m not a mental health professional, I’m glad some of you feel comfortable reaching out to talk about your own experiences and I’m also glad to know that my experiences have helped you guys in return. It helps me as must as it does you.
So, I decided to give this a little boost each month in the form of a challenge.
In addition to these monthly check-ins, I’ll talk about it to my email list as well. (So, be sure to join that if you haven’t already – it’s free!) These challenges are going to be something simple for each month. It’s going to be something just to make sure we take care of ourselves and help boost our mood a bit.
With spring officially here, I thought a perfect challenge for April will be to get into an exercise routine. Interpret that as you will. Whether you want to take a half-hour a day to do some yoga or you want to go for a walk each day. Or maybe you’ll try to get in a routine with Ring Fit Adventure.
For me? A few times around my neighborhood equals a mile. So, when the weather is nice, I plan to walk a mile each day. Get myself moving and also get out in the sun.
Let me know if you’ll try this challenge as well in the comments below! Here’s to a great April.
Let’s get through this together.