With a change of season comes a change in mood, and though fall can signal abundance and maturity, for some of us it means colder months and darker days lie ahead. To keep those positive fall vibes going, and in honor of October, which is Emotional Wellness Month, here are six ways to connect, stay positive, and prioritize you—straight from some famous OGs.
Serena Williams: Sticks to Boundaries Between Work and Personal Life.
Most anyone knows this household name, and as Serena played elite tennis well into her 40s, setting boundaries was key. “Mental fitness for me is just really learning to shut down,” she told Selena Gomez in an Instagram live chat in. “I have serious boundaries, and I don’t let anyone cross those boundaries.”
Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock: “You are Not Alone.”
“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it.” – as seen on DriveThru
Adele: Don’t Be Afraid or Embarrassed to Talk About It.
“I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son. It frightened me and I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant…Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.”– as seen on DriveThru
Michele Obama: Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength, Not Weakness.
“Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction…we should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness—it’s a sign of strength—and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need.” – as seen on DriveThru
Selena Gomez: Take a Digital Detox.
In a recent USA Today article, it’s reported that Selena Gomez takes a break from social media platforms: “(She) has been open about how staying off social media helps her maintain her mental health.”
Arianna Huffington: Sleep!
After collapsing in her office from stress and exhaustion, Huffington is now famous for her book on sleep, and firmly believes that if you aren’t rested, your mental health can seriously suffer.