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I know I've been silent the last 2 weeks but I have been so busy with life; and honestly, I needed it.
There are important lessons I believe we should learn while young that could shape our grasp of health that, sadly, are not taught. One in particular is learning how to safely step back from parts of your life that stress you out. I have found this lesson is so hard to learn as an adult because, for me, I was never told that it was ok to take a break. For most of my childhood I was told to "keep working at it" ("it" being anything you put effort in), no matter what. I remember being 13, waking up early to go to hockey practice, school, basketball practice, homework, chores, and then dealing with stresses of my abusive family.
No wonder I snapped so early in life.
I wish I could tell people to teach mindfulness and self care methods early in life. If this can be taught to young people then maybe there could be less stress that contributes to anxieties and breakdowns. To tell others to just take a step back when they know it's overloading them and either going on hiatus or letting someone else take over control until they find their own again. I think this could truly help the generations before us.