Happy International Day of Happiness! This year we’re focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other. Unfortunately, many of us are still very unhappy. One in four people in the world is affected by mental health problems. There are available treatments but nearly two-thirds of people never seek help. Stigma, discrimination and neglect prevent health care from reaching people who really need it. We shouldn’t allow this to happen.
Happy #timetotalk day! It was pretty tough to wake up this morning but I’ve just made it to the gym. Some people ask me how I find motivation to train. Definitely, having fitness goals and races planed helps me a lots. However, the main reason why I chose active lifestyle is the impact it has on my personal well-being. Four years ago I was struggling with depression and insomnia. I was going through a divorce and stress took its toll on my body and mind. With small changes to my lifestyle, by adding some exercise and improving my diet, I managed to keep the problem under control. I still occasionally suffer from anxieties, but I’m in a much better place. Physically and mentally. I’m sharing this story because mental health is still a taboo and people are afraid to talk about it. Mental health illnesses affect one in four of us and this needs to change. By getting people talking about mental health we can take the stigma out of something that affects us all.