Note: This is a guest post by my dear friend, Kafui Mensah.
As we all know, it can be challenging to practice self-care in the midst of everything that grabs at our attention on any given day.
Whether you’re juggling a career and a social life, or school and hobbies, or just trying to make it to bed at a decent hour, the busyness of life is often not conducive to the development of a self-care routine. Continue reading “On self-care during quarantine”→
I’m reading Keep Going for the second time, a short book on 10 rules for staying creative in good times and bad. Austin Kleon is definitely one of my favorite writers and bloggers. When I discovered him earlier this year, I read his blog all the way back to 2012 and four of his books.
For the longest time, and I mean for a really long time, I full-heartedly endorsed the famous quote from Jean-Paul Sartre, hell is other people.
So much so, I wrote it on a dry-erase board and hung it in my room. I scribbled it in my journal. I recited it in my head occasionally to remind myself that all my emotional anguish was caused by other people.
It wasn’t until last night, on a poster at the train station, that I found out that today is world mental health day. The downside of not being on social media, avoiding the news, and getting bored with Reddit, where I often see reminders for things of such nature.
Alas, World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th of October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
Below are six of my all time favorite articles from around the web on practicing mental mental wellness for better mental well-being. I know they’re my all time favorite because I have bookmarked them, and actually go back to read them for reference (I know!).