Home is a safe space
It’s sometimes hard to be ourselves in a world marked by uncertain times and it’s becoming more important to monitor our mental health along with our physical well-being.
When finding that days are becoming harder to get through, it is important to prioritize the time to find a calm mind, unwind and just talk it out. It is especially when we don’t believe that we have enough time for ourselves that we need to go ahead and find it!
So here’s what we’re suggesting in order to create a “safe space” (aka home) to help improve our mental health:
- Nap in the middle of the afternoon. Rest is the best prescription for helping ease the tension of both mind and body.
- All those bath bombs saved up for a special occasion? Well, it’s time to use them! Draw a nice, warm bath to relax, light a candle and take a few minutes to meditate. Eyes closed + focused breathing = calm mind.
- Tough day? Curl up on the sofa with soft pillows, a cozy blanket and FaceTime friends to talk things through. Sometimes a venting session is much needed!
- That empty corner over there? Why not transform it with a comfortable lounge chair or bench, a few decorative pillows, an ottoman or side table, in order to create a cozy nook to relax in with a good book or Netflix.
- In need of some comfort food? Connect with a loved one through Zoom and have a bakeoff! Pick your most treasured family recipe and see who does it better, you or mom? Swap funny stories and wonderful memories of times spent together. Even though you’re not side by side, you’re still together. That’s what counts!
If you’re hurting, not feeling like yourself, and need support, please know that there will always be someone out there ready to listen and help.
Let’s work together to create a WORLD FOR ALL and shatter the stigma surrounding mental health. Most of all, we need to encourage each other to be compassionate towards everyone and kind towards ourselves.
Your mental health needs to be top priority at all times. It’s more than OK to put yourself first. Actually, we wholeheartedly encourage it!
Stay safe. Keep healthy.
The Bouclair family sends positive vibes your way 🙂
Should you or a loved one be experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out immediately for support to The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) at 1-833-456-4566 (In QC: 1-866-277-3553), 24/7 or visit www.crisisservicecanada.ca.