What habits do you have in your life to make you feel safe? And where do you find your adventure and challenge? Do you have a good balance between the two?
We all like adventure and progress. The trouble is, we also like security and sameness. We can get the best of both worlds by designing our lives well.
Do you feel a conflict between the pressure to be strong, and the pressure to be sensitive? Managing the balance can be crucial to our mental health.
Are you always in firefighting mode, avoiding disaster? Arguably, this is only one of five modes of living. What might the other four be?
For mental health, we need balance, between social and anti-social, busy-ness and restfulness, stimulation and peace.
Why is it that carers often find it so hard to care for themselves?