Clayton is a physical and mental wellness advocate who is dedicating much of his time to destigmatizing the conversation around mental health. And he also hopes to be able to show individuals the power of mindfulness as he believes it has the power to heal and better manage our own mental health. Clayton and John will talk about mental health issues.
The Suppression of Emotions
Mental health struggles such as anxiety and depression can be challenging to address. There are a few reasons why people may not feel comfortable discussing them. For one, many individuals are raised to suppress their feelings and believe that they are responsible for fixing their own problems. Additionally, past negative experiences of opening up to others can also contribute to the reluctance to speak about mental health struggles.
The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Physical ailments are often easier to address than mental health issues due to the stigma surrounding mental health. This stigma can make individuals feel like they cannot show vulnerability, and toxic masculinity may also play a role in perpetuating this stigma. As a result, people may feel embarrassed or ashamed to admit that they are struggling with their mental health and seek help.
The Impact of Technology on Mental Health
The rise of technology and social media has had a significant impact on society and mental health. The emphasis on instant gratification has decreased attention spans and made individuals more impatient. The continuous flow of dopamine hits that technology provides can be addictive, leading to an unhealthy dependence on technology. Moreover, the younger generation, who are exposed to technology at an early age. They may struggle with delayed gratification and have difficulty developing patience.
SMART Goals and Making Changes
To improve mental health, it’s important to focus on achievable and manageable changes. Programs that are too drastic and overwhelming may not be sustainable and can lead to disappointment and feelings of failure. Instead, start with small changes and gradually increase them, while keeping track of the changes and their effects. The elimination diet is also a useful tool for determining which changes are having the biggest impact on energy levels or other desired outcomes.
Learning and Understanding Mental Health
Finally, it’s crucial to learn and understand mental health, rather than speaking from a place of ignorance. This not only helps to destigmatize mental health struggles. This enables individuals to better support those who are struggling with their mental health. By acknowledging the challenges and working towards solutions. We can create a more supportive and understanding society for those with mental health struggles.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.