Hey Puttylike readers! This month, we’re going to be talking all about mental health. And we want you to be part of the conversation.
I don’t have to explain to any of you that our modern world is complex, fast-paced, and stressful. Add any kind of mental illness on top of that, at any level, and it can be really hard to deal with the overwhelm. Many of us do a lot of numbing and “checking out,” just to cope. Plus, multipotentialites live in a world that’s not cut out for them—one that often prioritizes and praises the tendencies of specialists—so we often have extra stressors affecting our moods and how we feel about ourselves.
Mental Health November
At Puttylike, we always want to go beyond just throwing out the buzzword of “mental health,” and dig into the nitty-gritty of what it looks like for us to take care of our minds. We want to build space for conversation about what we’re going through day-to-day.
So this November, we wanted to focus the whole month on mental health. Each week, we’ll be publishing articles and stories that explore anxiety and depression, ways we’ve reached for new perspectives around mental health, and strategies that helped us to rest and nurture our busy brains.
Slow Down December
Then, in December, we’re going to continue the mental health focus over in the Puttytribe with Slow Down December: a month of collaborative self-care. There will be workshops and discussions on topics like anxiety and art/creativity therapy, all from a multipotentialite perspective. There will also be weekly check-ins in the forum, live group meditations and light activities like making our own comfort boxes.
December can be a really stressful and difficult month, and Slow Down December is an invitation to, well, slow down and care for yourself—and to do it alongside your multipotentialite family.
For now, we want to kick off Mental Health Month by asking you to share:
What self-care strategies have been most helpful to you as a multipotentialite?
Share your suggestions in the comments below. At the end of the month, we’ll be highlighting some of your tips on the blog and we hope to see some of you over in the Puttytribe for Slow Down December, too.
Let’s explore mental health and multipotentiality together! Look out for our first article of Mental Health Month this Thursday, November 7th. Until then, share your self-care tips with us in the comments below!