Mental Health Awareness Week: STRESS!

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness week. This is a subject very close to my heart and as many of you will know, I often talk about using sewing and craft as a tool for helping us along with a more positive mental state of mind and indeed that #sewingmakesyousmile.

So my week started off not as I expected and in a very unusual turn of events I knocked myself on a table and gave myself concussion on Saturday morning at the start of a full weekend of workshops.. After an A&E trip and a full weekend of rest, I am now back – not firing on all cylinders yet, but back and better than I was on Saturday!

My body has been asking for a rest for AGES! and even though I thought I had been resting, and living my idylic life in the forest, I am actually not resting. It was not until the nurse instructed me to do NOTHING that will stimulate my brain too much that I actually realised what rest is, and of course I started to revisit my old friend meditation (more on that in another post)

But for now, I wanted to do the first in my posts that will be in here under ‘Sewing Stories’ in my blog. This is something I’ve been meaning to focus on for a while, and it has taken a knock on the head to force me to do it. So here’s to a more open chat on Mental Health and for this week while we are in #MentalHealthAwareness week I will follow suit and look at stress an how it affects us and what we can do about it.

If this is a subject that is close to your heart too then do follow @mind and @mentalhealth to see updates on this very important topic…  I love this post on twitter from the @mentalhealth foundation.. What’s yours?