MENTAL MUTHA MEETS LAND OF LAWSON

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS LAND OF LAWSON

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS LAND OF LAWSON

Are you a mental Mum or a Mum that’s mental?

I think I’m going to go with the latter, a Mum that’s mental. To me, ‘Mental Mum’ is a label that attaches the mental health to the person, rather than a regular Mum who happens to feel mental sometimes.

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Meditate? Talk? Hide?

When I feel overwhelmed, first and foremost, I cry. I think it’s good to get it out. Once I’m done with that though, I’m pretty proactive in straightening myself out, whether that’s giving myself a little pep talk, cleaning the house so I feel less stressed, or writing a to-do list

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates? 

When I feel overwhelmed, first and foremost, I cry. I think it’s good to get it out. Once I’m done with that though, I’m pretty proactive in straightening myself out, whether that’s giving myself a little pep talk, cleaning the house so I feel less stressed, or writing a to-do list

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kid’s?

Lawson isn’t really old enough for the mental health chat just yet, but I do know that as he grows up I want to always be open with him. And I want him to be open with me.

Who helps you in the dark? (In your pits, your mental rock bottom - who is your hero?)

* slush warning * It’s my husband. Dan has THE most common sense I think I’ve ever come across in a person and he has a way of logically and calmly talking me through my dark times.

What helps you in the light? (Meditation? Procrastination? Perspiration? People?)

People. I get my energy from being around people I love; the more of these people I see, the better I feel generally.

Is it hard to talk about your mental health? (Doesn't mean on Instagram necessarily, but do you feel the stigma is lifting and do you feel safe to speak your mind, even if it is possibly ‘mental'?)

It’s always hard, but there’s a massive change happening, and I’m determined to be a part of it. The stigma is definitely lifting, and I think it’s so important to keep the conversation going until we don’t even remember the stigma was ever there.

Where’s your head at?  

It’s in a good place today! I’ve had a great day with Lawson and I’m feeling good and creative.

Soft Play or Rehab?

Rehab – 100%

Jacobs Creek or a Jacobs Cracker?

I would have to say cracker right now because of the baby in my uterus… Otherwise Jacobs Creek – always

Nut Job or Nut Allergy?

Legit just had to Google nut job…

Self Care or Self Sabotage?

Self care – or even better, self LOVE

Journal or jog?

Journal

Ask for help or happy to hermit?

Happy to hermit but probably should ask for help.

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