Many of us when it comes to Spring Time think about cleaning the house, and cleaning the yard, but how often do we think about cleaning up ourselves on the inside and outside. Our mental health play an important role in our lives, but most of us don’t think about our mental health until something happens, where we get depressed, because of foolish behavior on our part. Then we realize some cleaning in the area of mental health too is very important at Spring Time, where we need to Spring into Action! Some areas that might need to be considered are:
Self – It is important to be happy with self. If you are not happy with yourself, then you are making a lot of other family, friends and co-workers unhappy because you are not happy. It is important to be happy with self. Plan some RR (Rest and Relaxation for you). This will help your attitude a lot.

Budget – Money can be a significant source of stress this time of year. Taxes are due and summer vacation balances need to be paid. When you take an honest look at your budget, it needs some work. Are you spending within your means? Is your money being spent on things that are important to you? It is time to clean up your budget. Begin by planning ahead, with what you have to spend what you will spend and what you have left. Do a budget.

Time – Time management is something many take for granted, especially time for yourself, time for your partner/mate, time for your children, and time as a family. It might be time to re-think your schedule.

We wish you well in your mental health Spring Time Cleaning; remember that this will require some planning. With a little extra time and budgeting this can be your best psychologically healthiest and cleanest spring time yet, which is definitely good for self! Smile, so SPRING INTO ACTION, it will be worth the effort.

Michael W. Gibson, LPC

BES Group / Solutions Plus

The BES Group, Inc. has been involved in intervention, prevention, education and treatment of alcohol and other drugs since 1989. Various grants and contracts have been written, awarded and implemented by the organization to provide prevention and treatment services in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas.

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  • Laura Mosley April 10, 2015

    Thank you Mr. Gibson. That was great and so very important to each of us and collectively as a whole. Attitudes are contagious. We can not be effective as a whole if some of the individuals on the team are negative. Whatever we focus on gets bigger and bigger – whether or not it is positive or negative.
    Like Mr. Smith said at our last meeting, “we can either speak life into a situation or death’. It has also been written that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. We cannot transmit something we do not have.


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