My mental health art is meant to inspire, educate, raise awareness, and to let people know they are not alone.
Mental health awareness is needed to decrease the stigma that is still a big problem in today’s society. If you have a specific topic, you would like to see, let me know in the comments!
Benefits of crying mental health art
Letting your emotions out is necessary for your mental health and physical health. Crying has many health benefits like; it relieves stress, it enhances your mood and helps you sleep better.
The past is the past
The past doesn’t define you if you don’t let it. Do what you have to do to leave it behind and focus on the future, you are worth it.
Positive mental health quote
It’s okay to take care of others, it’s human nature to be nurturing, but you should also take care of yourself, so you don’t risk burn-out or anxiety. Self-care isn’t selfish, and there is no need to feel guilty if you need to have a good night’s rest or if you have to cancel plans to recharge.
Related: Positive quotes and illustrations
Small acts of kindness wallpaper
Kindness is free, and with these little acts of kindness, you can make someone’s day! Kindness is also contagious, so start that chain-reaction!
Anxiety tips illustration
This anxiety drawing shows what I tell myself when I’m feeling anxious. It focusses on acknowledging the feeling, accepting it’s there, without letting it control me. If you want to read more tips on how to deal with anxiety and panic attacks, I wrote a guide here.
Related: 10 affirmations for anxiety with free phone/tablet wallpapers
Things you don’t have to apologize for
You don’t have to apologize for being sick or being shy, having anxiety or depression or anything else that’s not your fault.
When you have a chronic illness or a mental illness, you might feel that you have to apologize for everything, but you don’t. There is no need to feel guilty for surviving and taking care of yourself.
Related: Free self-care workbook
The perfect lazy day
We can all use a lazy day to relax and leave the stress from our busy lives behind. What do you love to do on a lazy day?
Be kind to yourself cause your inner child is always listening. If you reframe negative thoughts with more positive ones, you will feel more positive, and your self-esteem will improve.
These free positive affirmation cards can help you become kinder to yourself and boost your self-esteem.
Positive mental health art
You are beautiful! keep telling yourself that everyday.
Mental health awareness
There are so many negative thoughts that pop into our heads during the day. If you become aware of them, you can try to reframe them into more positive ones.
Related: 18 tips for living with a mental illness
You are doing okay
Be kind to yourself, you are doing what you can! being nice to yourself will go along way. Instead of bullying yourself focus on what goes well and see what you can improve without being negative about it.
Things to give yourself
Give yourself a purpose, self-care, and love and so many good things will happen
Love yourself like you love your best friends, talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend. Whenever you notice you are being unkind to yourself, think about this.
Mental health quote
You are only responsible for yourself and possible children, but not for anyone else. If you try to please everyone, they will only ask more from you, and you’ll get stuck in a circle. Set boundaries and focus on yourself more.
Things to remember
Remember these things:
- Setbacks don’t equal failure: Setbacks are a part of life, you can learn and grow from them.
- You are allowed to set boundaries: Boundaries are good for you, but also for the other person. Learn to set boundaries at the start of relations, so everyone knows what they can expect.
- You are more than an illness: An illness can be a part of you, something you have to deal with, but it’s not your identity, even if it might feel that way cause it’s a big part of your life. Remember that there is so much more about you!
- It’s okay to rest: You can’t always be ‘on’. It’s not healthy, you need rest, allow yourself that.
- Not everything you think is true: Your mind can play tricks on you, you might unconsciously remember things that others said about you or things you feel about yourself, but just cause your mind says it, doesn’t make it true.
So which one is your favorite mental health illustration? and what topics would you like to see in the next edition?