“We were meant to live for so much more”
Design Your Mental Health Week. Yes, week. Not, 1 day.
I felt these words drop into my mind. Out of thin air. Where did they come from?
I haven’t heard this song in so long (scroll to the end to listen)! But something about the quietness. Listening to the squirrels rumble around me, while I secretly looked up every 5 minutes hoping one didn’t fall on my head from the tree branches above — a message wanted to come through.
I played the song and listened.
It was the start of what I was calling my “mental health week.” Knowing that leading up to it, I was on a fine line of feeling overworked and stressed from packing up once again. But not yet off the cliff.
What preventative measures do you take for your mental health?
Working for yourself is no joke. Managing several marketing clients — I’m still learning, to say the least. But I kindly let each client know ahead of time and proudly put up my OOO notice:
I’ll be out of the office from Aug 8 until Aug 14, I’m enjoying a mental health week for myself to regroup, ground down and allow my mind, body, and spirit to rest the way it needs to. I hope you’re inspired to take your own mental health week someday too.
I’ll be in touch when I’m back!
— Founder, OM Marketing
All of August I devoted myself to fulfilling my needs beyond anyone or anything else. I rented an Airbnb studio all for myself, reignited my passion for teaching while still acknowledging while it doesn’t fulfill my need for financial security it certainly fulfills something else.
And took a whole week to tend to the weeds of my mind, body, and soul.
But I didn’t do this because I was on the brink of “losing my mind.” I took a week off way before I was even close to the cliff. More so to tend to weeds — the debris that accumulates from what we call our human experience.
I let whatever songs, emotions, and memories drop into my mind. Catching them quietly so as not to disturb how quickly they escape my consciousness.
This month's muse is taking a moment to reflect on last month.
As I revisited my entire experience, re-listening to the songs, and looking at photos — I took myself back to the intentional time and space I created for myself.
Why does time for yourself or crafting a potential “mental health week” feel important to you?
Read more about what a mental health week retreat even is and what it means to take active rest in your life+work+business. While taking moments to reflect on the most important person in your life — yourself.
In today’s Contentment Corner you’ll find:
🌫️ Design Your Mental Health Week Inspo
🎐 Activate Your Inner Guide Ceremony - early bird ending today!
📗How to start thinking like a mindful marketer + podcast
For your mind
I really let myself flow throughout the week, with no plan, no morning alarm, and no expectations to even experience anything.
I allowed myself to wake up slowly on a random Tuesday morning, for example, and just read — a ritual I generally leave before bed, it felt luxurious to read in the morning.
It comes naturally for me to spend time alone, and create these intentional moments but I know it doesn’t for everyone. You can scroll to the bottom of the blog for a sample 3-day plan or you can also join the waitlist for the Design Your Mental Health Week Pack which will include the entire week with specific practices, journaling exercises, a curated playlist, nourishing recipes and so much more. 𑁍 As a paid subscriber to The Contentment Corner, you’ll receive this as part of your membership.
The subscription is $5/mo or $50 for the year.
For your heart
Activate Your Inner Guide Ceremony
🌲 At Earth Sanctuary Whidbey Island, WA
🌲 Oct 22, 2022 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
For mindful marketing
I just joined a Content Marketing 201 course, designed for “marketing people”. And as I’m scrolling through our intros and the challenges we face, we say things like:
“how to balance between product/service and content marketing” or
“how to tell the best story.”
But when I’m in conversation with solo businesses or startups, questions are more like “how can I grow my followers?” Not that that’s wrong,
But how can you start shifting your perspective to think like a marketer?
I’m here to support you, of course. Here’s something to listen to start. On @LisaKissAstrology’s podcast Don’t Tell Me What To Do
For your soul 🌌