Life has been rather hectic lately, a significant upheaval is on the way for me personally; which, if things actually turn out as we hope, my husband and I will see a marked improvement in our lifestyle and general mental well-being. I’m choosing to focus on the possibilities of these advancements coming to fruition; and what’s encouraging me to remain focused and optimistic are a collection of quotes.
A number of people have shared with me that inspirational and motivational words help maintain their mental and emotional wellness; with many referring to them throughout the day for a little mental boost. I fully embrace this idea and have taken to writing out particularly meaningful quotes on Post-It Notes and putting them on my fridge and desk; their soothing words practically becoming affirmations for the day.
I sincerely believe that the words we speak to ourselves can really make a difference to our general health and wellness. Whether it’s from effective self-talk or incentivized by the wisdom of others, what we give voice to can be defining and liberating. Even during incredibly fraught or troubling times, what we internally and externally vocalize can channel our energy towards something more emotionally nourishing and supportive.
Here are 9 quotes that may support your mental health and improve your day …
What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. | Rumi
All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. | Mr Rogers
Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. | Maya Angelou
Give yourself permission to expand. Be courageous in your ability to outgrow what is keeping you stuck. | Alex Elle
Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously. | Prentis Hemphill
I hope you discovered some new, uplifting quotes from this article; try writing them out in your journal or on a card that you can place somewhere to read every day. Recite the words out loud and listen to what they affirm, allow them to sink in; they may be the balm that improves your day.
Do you have a favourite quote? What writer or poet do you enjoy reading? How do you take care of your mental health?
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support