September is National Suicide Prevention Month. An average of 130 suicides occur daily, with an increased rate of 30% at the end of 2020.
A few notes I take from this:
Be kind to others, you never know what the next person is going through.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Check on your friends, or close relationships.
Sometimes that one check-in text can make someone's day.
Your words and actions matter.
Self-care is important.
Think about how you think and your mental state during difficult times and moments. What do you wish can be done or that you could do? Take a break, go get a massage, or simply rest. If any of these come to mind, do it. Self-care is the highest form of coping mechanisms that you can practice. Now, think of positive practices that can help you relieve stress, spark happiness, and make you become more present.
Personally, I enjoy fitness in various forms: yoga, Pilates, strength training, sometimes a good sweat is what you need. A massage comes in second place. A nice walk or hike, and of course retail therapy. Do what's best for you.
Remember tough times don't last forever, and you are human. take time out for yourself and enjoy things in life as much as you can. Life is too short to stress and every day is not promised.