By Lexi Klimpl
Being in the social media and PR industry means we’re on our phones and computers...a lot. That means lots of scrolling through pages filled with positive news, sad news, hot celebrities, “influencers”...you name it. Although we love social media for its ability to connect people in the world who otherwise couldn’t, we are also very aware of the negative aspects of social media, and life overall. One thing that we’re dedicated to at Lum A Terra is making sure the humans behind this business are okay...like actually okay. Mental health is an extremely important aspect of our lives, being that it’s one thing we all can relate to!
The health of your mind is just as important as your physical health. When you are not in the right state of mind, it is hard for you to accomplish your daily tasks as well as your goals. Since experiencing depression first hand after losing my father to cancer at only 18 years old, I now know what it feels like to be unable to do your normal day-to-day activities, start to distance yourself from your close relationships, or lose motivation in all things that once pumped your heart with excitement. Anyone can be affected by mental illness and it can occur at any time during a person’s life.
Did you know 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness?
The odds are that you didn’t (and that’s totally okay); but the reason being is because in the society we live in, it's frowned upon to talk about our feelings — but without talking about them, taking care of yourself, and getting the help you need, it's nearly impossible to maintain your mental health.
It has now been two years since my father’s passing, and , I can comfortably say that since I decided to put my mental health first by focusing on these 5 tips I’m about to tell you about, I am able to live my life in the present rather than dwelling in the past. If these simple tips have helped me over the past two years then I would love the opportunity to be able to share them with you!
Tip #1: Surround yourself with positive people. Life is tough, and unfortunately there’s no manual that comes with it. But surrounding yourself with people who want the best for you will make your life a whole lot easier. Positive people are the most genuine types of people—more so because