The Best Tweets from Twitter's #MyTipsForMentalHealth
When you're stressed about work, school, family, friends, relationships, health, or anything else life throws at you, it's easy to forget to practice self-care. But that's often the time when it's most important to take care of yourself—and Twitter has some tips on how to do it.
Last week, #MyTipsForMentalHealth started trending on Twitter, reminding us that we’re not alone in our struggles and of the many ways we can care for ourselves.
Amanda Stafford, who Tweets reguarly about mental health, first started using the hashtag. Quickly, Twitter users from all over the world joined in to share their tips and stories. It's now heartwarming—and encouraging—when you search the hashtag and scroll through the feed.
Reminder: You Are Great
In case you needed a reminder that, yes, you are great.
Negative self-talk is like having a bully living rent free inside your head. Know that you are amazing & priceless.🙌#MyTipsForMentalHealth— 🐱Jessica Royce🐱 (@JessicaRoyce101) September 25, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth you aren't a burden— sabrina (@FlashDeliirrium) September 26, 2017
Do not look at your scars as a weakness, look at them as all the times you defeated your demons and made it here.#MyTipsForMentalHealth— Sammy (@TheFanGirlSam) September 25, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth watch your emotions, instead of being carried away by them. They have information for you, but they are not you.— Ariel Garten (@ariel_garten) September 26, 2017
We're Only Human
Be kind to yourself and be kind to others.
#MyTipsForMentalHealth Never be worried to tell someone you are not Ok— Gina L H (@Pure_OCD_Blog) September 26, 2017
Do not call people with a mental illness selfish, lazy, spoiled, and useless. Those are trigger words. #MyTipsForMentalHealth— 🐼TokusatsuAries🐼 (@PandaAries91) September 25, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth don't be afraid to speak out, people should accept you for you and if they don't then they aren't worth the time— Rach (@RachHeptonstall) September 26, 2017
don't spend time with people who always have to "one up" you. Life is not a competition #MyTipsForMentalHealth— Lucie (@superapple33) September 26, 2017
Treat Yo' Self
You're worth it. Don't forget that.
#MyTipsForMentalHealth - you can't pour from an empty cup. Give yourself what you need: rest, compassion, yummy food— Allison M Britz (@allisonmbritz) September 27, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth the best advice I've ever heard is to treat yourself just like you would treat a friend that you care about— nisha mistry (@nishhha) September 25, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth Know your own limits. Push yourself when you can, but also learn when to stop and rest. Resting is just as important.— Jenni Hewitt (@Nirvellithewolf) September 26, 2017
#MyTipsForMentalHealth Every small thing matters. Do one thing a day to make you happy. It will add up & get easier.— Lisa Scott (@LisaHawk17) September 26, 2017
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