What did it feel like when you got your first car?
What about the first time you noticed when something was wrong?
For my first car, I had no idea how to take care of it. I’d take it for a check-up, and be shocked to find worn-out tires and used-up brakes. I missed all the signs.
As I became a more experienced driver, I started noticing the signs earlier. If my car started to skid, I’d check the tread on the tires. If my brakes were noisy, I knew I had to change the brake pads.
Instead of letting the problems drag on, which was expensive and dangerous, I caught them earlier and got them fixed.
But what about our own mental health?
We all have had bad days and we all will have more bad days going forward. But what happens if we notice the signs earlier? Like whether we’re nervous or anxious? Frustrated or tired?
And once we notice the signs, what’s our game plan to address the root problems?
Because unlike a car, we have only one body for the rest of our lives.
Thanks for caring!