In The NEW Mental Health Care Model, I’m urging you to examine your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. Turn into yourself, gain insight and awareness of what you think, feel, and do. This new appreciation of self, and what the “self” even is, requires you to engage in meta-awareness. That is, becoming aware of what you’re aware of.
Acts of Self-Love
The Acts of Self-Love I promote on my website and social media are not new to you. In some way, at some point, you’ve heard of each of these things. However, each of these things together helps move you to greater awareness of choices, better physical health, and more reflective spiritual habits. For the love of your deepest, core, spiritual self, the you who is the driver of all behaviors, thoughts, and actions, you’re about to embark on a grand adventure of wellness!
Here is a reminder of all the Acts of Self-Love (you can also download a little more info about these at my website, just in case you don’t already have them):
There is science behind each one of these Acts of Love, so you can know you are getting the very best of mental health of your self. They are simple in concept, yes. For example, we all know that getting more sleep and eating more nutritiously is good. But, do you know that when you don’t get enough sleep, your brain cannot process through the mountain of information it receives throughout any given day? And also, did you know that what you eat has a direct impact on your mental health? Did you know that meditative breathing not only feels relaxing but also supplies your cells with life-giving oxygen? It, in turn, helps build a healthier immune system.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s my job to convince you of how important each of these acts is to your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self. Think of health like a stair step. Perhaps Abraham Maslow described it best with his hierarchy of needs. At a fundamental level, we must get our physical needs met like food, water, and shelter. It also includes monetary and environmental safety. That is, being ensured that your basic needs are not in jeopardy financially or that your physical life is not in danger. To put this simply, you won’t be able to meditate and think about your higher self if you’re hungry or can’t pay your rent.
The NEW Mental Health Care Model
Your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health are the root of the new mental health care model.
How you feel physically is vital to a sound mind and overall spiritual health. Being in control of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are made possible by your emotional health habits. The higher your emotional intelligence, the better able you are to tune into your internal emotions. Being in control of what you feel means you and your feelings work as a team; you aren’t led blindly by your emotional state.
Optimal mental health is a culmination of physical and emotional health. In other words, how you feel mentally is greatly affected by how you tend to your emotional and physical self. Enlightenment, and going beyond the mind, which is beyond the physical and emotional, is the foundation of spiritual health.
In this month of mental health awareness (not to be confused with mental health illness), do yourself a huge favor, and love your self. You deserve it!