If you’ve never tried mindfulness before, summer can be a great time to jump in. It’s a time of transition and bright and sunny weather, more flexible days and brand new schedules–so it’s the perfect time to try something new.
While the celebration of community leaders and heros in the queer community is much needed, and having a month where LGBTQ artists and creators and community members are celebrated is a wonderful part of how we should be supporting our queer friends and family. But how can you continue to show support for your LGBTQ loved ones beyond Pride month?
Your values are exactly what they sound like–they are the things, or more specifically the characteristics and behaviors, etc.) you find important and valuable in life. In theory, our values are our roadmap to how we live our lives, but in practice we often let social pressures or others expectations lead our route because we don’t have a clear enough understanding of our values to let them lead.
If you have the opportunity to travel, it can be a great mental health boost. Make sure to use up those vacation days, if you have them!
After studying it, we know that listening to music can literally help your mood as stress related hormones like cortisol are shown to decrease while chemicals like dopamine–sometimes called the feel good chemical–are released when we listen to music. Other studies even show that listening to music can help to manage depression, improve post surgery outcomes, and ease pain. How? And how can we use music to support our mental health?
Some people think it’s odd to do things alone. There’s a sort of stigma attached to being alone, which can make it more difficult to do. Sometimes it can be jarring when people don’t act the way we expect them to. In our society, we tend to imagine people in perfectly paired off little groups or family units, so when we see someone on their own sometimes it registers as odd for a moment. That doesn’t mean it actually is weird though! Spending time on your own is a perfectly valid choice.
There’s a very big fear of laziness in our culture. Hard work is such a strong social value, that even if it isn’t your own personal value, there’s often some underlying guilt when you don’t structure your life around pursuing it. But is it actually bad to be lazy? And does laziness really exist?
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