Mental Health Challenges

These are challenges you can adopt for the benefit of your mental health. These are merely suggestions but have been researched and can be reshuffled.

Day 1 – Self-acceptance

Self-acceptance is about taking the rough with the smooth i.e., embracing every part of you. Practising self-acceptance helps you realise all your qualities – good or bad, and ease any feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and unhappiness. When we begin to accept ourselves as we are, and give gratitude for what we have, we set ourselves up for fulfilment and happiness. When we practice self-acceptance, we uncover hidden talents we may have overlooked when envying other people’s. At some point in our lives, we all wish we had something someone else has – from the mundane to the real stuff – their lucrative businesses, their flawless skin, their wonderful children, their beautiful homes etc. It is important to recognise and accept who you are, what you are and what you are good at, but focus on what you can do well. This not only improves your mental well-being but makes practising gratitude meaningful and truthful.

The more you accept yourself the more you have compassion for yourself and the more you will have compassion for others.