Perfectly spoken words from our 2019 guest speaker Sallie Jones of @gippslandjersey
Last week I started CrossFit.
I’ve been feeling a little bit ‘not quite right’ these last few weeks ... I think it’s a mixture of things; changing season (I hate the cold) #winterblues
, not exercising, eating crap, dealing with personal loss/grief and juggling lots of balls.
Sometimes it’s ok not to be ok because there’s learnings to be had in those seasons - as long as you don’t stay there for too long.
Over the years I’ve been exposed firsthand to lots of people being mentally unwell and just like any other medical issue, sometimes it’s hard to find the right treatment in order to get well.
When I walked into my first ever @crossfitwarragul3820
class at 6am I had tears rolling down my cheeks (I’m not normally a crier!), felt vulnerable, overwhelmed but at the same time so damn proud of myself that I was taking positive action to stop myself from possibly falling into a dark hole.
A week of going to bed early, exercise, gentle encouragement ... and I’m back to feeling strong 💪💯
We all know how important exercise is for keeping us physically healthy, but for me personally it really helps to keep me mentally healthy and firing on all cylinders.
Sometimes it can be hard to know who to talk to if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you do not have family and friends living nearby or a strong local support network it can be hard to get through difficult times on your own. Whether you are in a crisis or you just feel down and need to talk to someone, it is important to know that help is available at all hours of the day and night.
There are many 24 hour free mental health hotlines and mental health online support services available @lifeline_gippsland @beyondblueofficial
So if you are feeling ‘blah’ ... take action! Make a call, get good sleep, be disciplined to do some regular exercise, meditate, stay off the white bread & sugar and I bet you’ll start to feel a new calm/clarity in your mind.