The moment we understand, everything becomes much clearer pushing our frustration and impatients aside and allowing our self-awareness, compassion and empathy to change our own emotions and to see the perspective of another human being.
It’s February, the month when love is in the air. February 14th is St. Valentine’s Day and is a great month to celebrate friendship and love. February is the coldest month of the year, a perfect time to cuddle up with a loved one or get a little ‘me’ time this winter. February is a time to listen out for birds singing, connecting with nature and looking out for early spring flowers. A time for wellness and a time for wisdom, spend time every day reflecting on these.
Mental Health Support has never been so important but we all need to make it a priority. Everyone has a different ideal and if we are to move forward we need to reconnect with our ‘why’ and have the same kind of energy and dedication to support each other to live our best lives.
As much as we want to help others in the end it’s up to them to motivate themselves. We need to be with them and not try to fix them. We desire to feel understood and although our struggles maybe different, struggle is inevitable in our lives.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill
Noone will ever understand and see the pain and struggle we go through to get where we are or have. Nothing can ever be achieved quickly. Nothing can be done without years of hard work. Although we are all humans, resentment and bitterness is the result of one’s jealousy. Complaining wastes time. “Complaining does not work as a strategy.” Anonymous
“The worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing.” Anonymous
“Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.” — Mo Farah
Going to give blood is essential travel during lockdown, a very important one. I went a week ago to the @givebloodnhs centre in London Borough of Hillingdon to give a pint of blood. My 9th donation to date.
Daily drinking and binge drinking in today’s teenagers is a persistent public health problem with short and long term consequences e.g. brain function, risk taking, relationship problems, mental health, double life, drink driving and more.
It’s about time that the government acknowledges in understanding ‘dependence on substsance abuse’ is real and dangerous. It has psychologically affected, destroyed families and damaged many individuals. I would like to see the government do something about it, and save the struggles of everyone, especially teenagers, who learn by imitating us and in future generations; to focus on health and love.
iea.org.uk has been quoted in 2016 “Revenues from alcohol taxation in England amount to £10.4 billion, leaving an annual net benefit to the government of £6.5 billion. The estimated cost of alcohol-related violent crime is nearly £1 billion per annum.
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Other external environmental factors that can increase a person’s risk to addiction beyond friends, include parental/family influence, cultural norms, media representation, learned physical association and poor social skills.
Some are dependent on substance such as, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or even prescription medications.
Others may have behavioral addictions which are serious too, they include; gaming addiction, sex addiction, self-harming, internet addiction, shopping addiction, video game addiction, food addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, love addiction, tattoo addiction & porn addiction.
An addiction can be a distressing condition and needs to be understood and taken seriously. Anyone at any time can suffer these illnesses and may know someone who may be suffering.
If you need to speak to someone you can call on Samaritans freephone on 116 123.
All in this together💖
“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.”