Dear Purple Butterflies,
During the month of April, there are two wonderful awareness days that we all can relate to. One is the Stress Awareness Month that takes place throughout the entire month of April. Personally, I have never met anyone who hasn’t had their own experiences with stress. Why do we need to observe this day?
With all these suggestions, I can’t help but think about my fellow warriors, myself included, who battle insomnia. The idea of getting a decent night’s sleep can be almost laughable. The truth is, it’s not a joke. I don’t have to tell you that having insomnia can make the following day miserable. I would love to tell you that I sleep soundly every single night. I would be lying to you if I did. Here is a helpful website that has a listing of resources to help with stress and suicide: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
To combat the stress awareness month, is an annual, fun event which is National Wear Your PJ's To Work Day. In case you were wondering, this day is on April 16th. Since I am my own boss and work from home, every day is national wear you pj’s to workday. Most days I do not get out of my pj’s unless I must. Obviously, it was created to enjoy yourself and have fun. Taking a step back, to breathe and having a comfortable workday can be so beneficial to all of us. So why not this year, take advantage and try spreading awareness about this day?
Here are my ideas on how to observe it:
I realize some of these ideas may not work for every job. At least I hope I have given you some thoughts to work with. Now that you know more about these two awareness days, I hope you join me in adding them to my personal calendar. As I end my blog, I’ll save the best for last. While perusing through another website, I came upon Madalyn Worley | Mental Health America of Greater Dallas. World Sleep Day was last month on March 18th. Even though this observance day is technically over with, I carry its message with me all throughout the year. I have always been proud to be a Texan. After we moved back from Florida, I was reminded how lucky we were to be in a state of well-educated and caring professionals. As someone who battles stress, they have my support more now than ever!
If you are not able to do one of the activities or challenges, spread the world by posting about it on social media! I will be making that my goal! As always, I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below! Please continue to stay safe purple butterflies! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!Be well!
About the author:
Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.