Morning Affirmations for Mental Health Month. The month of May is “Mental Health Awareness Month.” Undoubtedly, life comes with its many challenges and at times, this becomes quite overwhelming. Often, we find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to take care of our mental wellbeing. In a world where there is an intense pressure to be “at our best” at all times, it can be very detrimental to one’s mental health. For this reason, we must take a step back and remind ourselves the importance of self-care. With that being said, here are some “Morning Affirmations” for Mental Health Awareness Month.
“I am grateful for my journey, the lessons I have learned, and the life I have been given.”
Expressing gratitude is one of the best practices you can do for yourself. Subconsciously, we tend to obsess over the things we don’t have in our lives, rather than simply just being grateful for all of the great things we already have. Thus, starting the day off with a quick journal session is a great way to jot down a few things that you’re grateful for. Lately, we’ve been obsessed with the Five Minute Journal!
“I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this very moment.”
This next morning affirmation reminds us to live in the here and now. Worrying about the future not only causes us to feel overwhelmed, but it also robs us of the present moment. Simple activities such as doing a “Guided Meditation,” is a great way to stay grounded. Likewise, lately we’ve been loving this 15-minute meditation from Canadian-based influencer, Kalyn Nicholson.
“I am allowed to take breaks. Even the smallest steps are signs of progress.”
In this fast-paced, “hustle culture” environment, we are lead to believe that “giving it our all, at all times,” is a good thing. This idea not only causes extreme stress, but it also causes us to believe that no matter how hard we try, we still feel as though we are never doing enough. However, we must realize that taking breaks not only makes us human, but it is also extremely necessary for our mental health.
“It is okay not to be okay. Asking for help does not make me weak, it makes me human.”
Most importantly, your feelings are always valid. No matter what it is that you are going through, you are not alone in your struggles. If you are in need of support, please click here for some free, mental health services.
Check out our latest podcast episode “Let’s Talk About Emotional Intelligence: Asking for Help,” to learn more about this topic.
Last modified: May 15, 2023