Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - Nature and the Environment 10th-16th May

The start of the covid outbreak last year has made it even more important to be aware and take care of our mental health. I feel super lucky to live in an area that has natural beauty everywhere and it truly does make you feel better. Climbing a Munro last week, the views were breath taking and it instantly lifts you, but I also find I get the same feeling going for a walk-in woods nearby. It is just as beneficial. I tend not to listen to music though I just try and feel present and not think about anything at all.

This week Holly Tucker’s book “Do what you love, Love what you do” has been published and for me this is also a great way to take care of your mental health. Pursing something you truly LOVE makes you happy. Doing what I enjoy has given me a purpose and an outlet for my creativity that is invaluable. So, I have a list here of a few books that may help you too. My main problem is I have too many on the go at once. I am way too keen to consume stuff. Another thing to do is slow down and relax… gee it can be overwhelming thinking of what you should do but really the only person pressurising you is you. Talking to yourself nicely and treating yourself as you would your best friend is the best advice; I could give you x

Do What You Love, Love What You Do - Holly Tucker
The Art of Creative Thinking - Rod Judkins
Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Multi-Hyphen Method - Emma Gannon

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