Today is national #RUOK day, a day that we can all relate to in some way. I don't usually make posts about things like this but mental health is something that I've grown up witnessing the worst in the ones I love most and felt myself personally at the worst of times.
Fortunately for myself I found my escape from depression, anxiety, stress and all the nasty side effects of mental health issues. I found it in the simple and extremely beneficial practise of #meditation.
Which brings me to where I am now in my life (quite literally). I've set myself on a journey of learning the best techniques to become a meditation teacher, share the benefits and help others escape the pain without the need of nasty anti depressants or drugs. My goals are big but my practise is effortless.
In a world where mental health is at an alarmingly high rate and affects everyone differently, I feel it is incredibly important that everyone develops more self-awareness so that hopefully in the future you won't need someone to ask #RUOk 👊🏼
Aside from that, you should still make some effort in a subtle manner to ask someone, you think is struggling, if they're okay.
I've already been asked this morning by a taxi driver with his cockney accent "ya arite guvna" ... I don't think he mean't it in an #RUOk kind of way but I replied like a standard Aussie "yeh nah all good maaate". 😂 it's as simple as that 👊🏼🤙🏼