Our next guest has a huge online following, and a personality to match it.
Marlon Woods, originally hailing from the United States, but in recent years adopted as one of our own, has been on a mission from the moment he entered this world.
Now onto his third masters he’s studying and teaching at Sydney University, with time spent in the military and as an entrepreneur, Marlon is all about positivity and progression.
A second doesn’t go by without Marlon planning for the future and wanting to make a difference. This infectiousness was felt throughout our conversation, his passion and dedication to ensuring all people are treated with respect and to be the best version of themselves.
It was a pleasure to sit down with Marlon for Manage What Matters and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
We asked Marlon for his top 5 tips for staying mentally fit
1. Regularly check in with yourself and ask yourself how you’re doing.
We often put these conversations with ourselves off but we are the only person who truly knows what’s going on and how we are handling things at any given time.
2. Connect with others.
One of the most dangerous things about mental health is isolation. One of the first reservoirs to deplete when battling with mental health is the social reservoirs but isolating yourself can create an environment of loneliness and helplessness. Do your best to find someone you can connect with that you can trust and confide in; being able to relate to someone can be helpful.
3. Identify triggers in your life.
One of the things that allows us to slip into mentally unwell states is not being aware of what may be triggering certain behaviours in our lives. This comes with internal and external awareness so we understand how we are responding to our environment and how those behaviours are manifesting.
4. Do not neglect how connected the mind and body are.
Things as simple as sunlight help regulate our mood and serotonin levels which help us with sleep and emotional regulation. You experience the physical world mentally, physically, and emotionally. Taking care of your body can be a simple but effective way to improve your mental health.
5. Treat yourself with grace.
Mental health decline often begins when we begin to view ourselves as less than. This often begins with something small but critical of ourselves. As this approach continues the comparisons move from surface to comparisons and criticisms of our inherent worth. No matter the perceived shortcoming, failure, or misstep, it does not change the fact you always have and always will be worthy of love, care, and compassion.
This podcast is sponsored by Mantle.