Maintaining good mental health is similar to maintaining good physical health. Our body is a host to parasites and viruses, any bug that makes us sick, locked into a competition with each other. The bug attacks and the host develops a defense. Then the bug changes to beat that defense and the host forms a new line of defense.
This is called a Red Queen contest – from the story of Alice in Wonderland.
Mental health works in much the same way. Our mental state is very much dependant on our emotional state and vice versa.
If we think of our mind and emotions as our personal government, it can help us set up an action plan, in much the same way as we would set up an exercise or eating plan.
Sometimes life becomes an uncomfortable place to be in and you just don’t know what to…
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