Meesha Shafi reminds everyone how important it is to take care of your mental health

Today is International Mental Health Day, and Meesha Shafi decided to share some advice on how to cope with days when your mental health is really bad

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal


We all have days when we don’t feel like we’re good enough or strong enough to do even the most simple tasks like brushing our teeth. But like singer and actress Meesha Shafi reminds us, its okay to take a break and let yourself rest for a moment just to regain our energy.

Today is Mental Health day and Meesha penned a note on Instagram on how she learned to cope better with her mental health by learning to prioritize herself and her loved ones, and eventually moved away from people and situations that weren’t helping her at all.

“Trolls kee bakwas jaari rehti hai, but they’re the least of my concern. And after editing a lot of people out of my periphery, I now keep myself insulated and interact with a trusted few loved ones and those I resonate with as far as core values go. Speaking of insulation, the bigger realization it has brought is that our own mind is the biggest troll if we let it be.”

Meesha Shafi said that this process of learning not to listen to her negative thoughts and removing the people from her life who weren’t supporting her, ended up teaching her some important lessons on how to become a better person to herself and take good care of her mental health which she shared below:

So please… anyone struggling with mental health, talk to a trusted one if you can’t get professional help. Be gentle with yourself, tender and patient. Sleep extra if you need to. Take a break from family if they trigger you. Give yourself time to just be. Sit in silence. Cry if it comes. Count your blessings and on the days when that doesn’t come easy, pray for ease. Meditate. Cuddle with your children. Go for a walk. Have ice cream in your pj’s. Show yourself small acts of kindness. Don’t judge yourself. ♥️”

You can read her heart warming post below:


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