There is more talk about mental fitness today than ever before.
In some circles the phenomena is called the Harry Effect, from Prince Harry who openly discussed his mental fitness in The Me You Can’t See.
In the sports world it’s the Naomi Effect, from Naomi Osaka, the tennis player who famously walked out of the French Open when asked to speak with reporters; and just said she won’t play the British Open either in order to protect her mental health.
Peace of Mind is a Luxury Money Can’t Buy.
I say bravo for taking care of their mental health before our cruel world destroys it. And for bringing attention to the issue.
We’ve grown up being told: toughen up, suck it up, stop whining. Little kids trying to navigate emotional distress being told to stop complaining.
The number one recommendation for improving mental health is to talk.
Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health. Source
Other ways to cope are: reading and writing.
Writing (and by extension reading) is medicine for your mind. Whenever you feel mentally and emotionally exhausted, writing brings peace to your mind. Source
Talking, reading and writing. All things we do right here, dear friends.
There is no way to segue into my next point after the above, and I would not want to. So, here it is.
Dear friend, I am in the process of publishing a short-story collection, titled START AGAIN. Five of my short stories previously published in online literary magazines.
Should you wish to join my e-mail list for pre-publication gifts of START AGAIN, and other announcements, please do so below. Cover reveal should be coming up soon.
Thank you for talking, reading and writing with me.
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