Are you willing to put your mental health and wellbeing under the spotlight, to ensure you are minding yourself, monitoring yourself and caring for yourself? Do you find certain times of the year difficult and challenging to your mental health and wellbeing?
How can changes in your life circumstances impact your mental health and wellbeing?
Come visit our signposts to different ways of going and being ‘under the spotlight’.
What are we watching this week?
LOVE IS MEDICINE.
FOOD IS MEDICINE.
SLEEP IS MEDICINE.
NATURE IS MEDICINE.
SUNSHINE IS MEDICINE.
GRATITUDE IS MEDICINE.
Here is a graphic, shared by Bambi Bowden, showing us the many forms of medicine. Prescribed medication is necessary and important, but there are other ways to look after ourselves too. How do we shed light on our own mental health and wellbeing?
What is your ‘go-to’ medicine to improve and better your mental health and wellbeing? Share with us your approach to taking care of your mental health and wellbeing. Does putting your own spotlight on it help you and others? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
What are we reading this week?
Being under the spotlight is often associated with fame. How many of us are famous? How many of us can testify to the changes fame brings, to our lives, our mental health and wellbeing?
Here is an article in which entertainer Tim Minchin discusses his own experience of fame and why he decided to take a break from the spotlight. He says that fame rewires our brains and he did not want to risk turning into a different person.
Read the article. (5-Minute Listen)
Who are we quoting this week?
“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.”
– Mark Twain
These words resonate deeply with our theme this week—being under the spotlight. In a world that often values fame and popularity, Twain’s wisdom reminds us of the fleeting nature of such recognition. It serves as a stark reminder that even those who bask in the spotlight today may find themselves obscured by the sands of time tomorrow.