To find a mental health role model, you first need to realize what’s important to you.
What makes you feel good? What makes you shine in a positive, life-enhancing way?
Start with the end in mind. Get a clear image of what your ideal, healthy person looks like, sounds like, and acts like. Once you have a crystal-clear idea, work backwards.
Where does that kind of person hang out? What roads do they traverse?
Even if you can’t see the exact paths they took to get where they are, you’re starting to do something important. You’re starting to become curious–and that’s a very, very good thing. Curiosity opens up the world. It gives you space. Just like a role model.
Find the people who give you fresh air to breathe.
They may not always be where you expect to find them. But they’re out there.
In fact, you may be one of them. Who looks up to you? Who sees your emotions and actions as a guide?
And remember, there is no one particular way of being that is ideal. It all depends on the context. Your personal context.
Figure out what you need, figure out where you’d like to go, and then look ahead to that distant spot on the horizon.
There’s likely someone already out there.
Reach out and reel in the ones who inspire you.
It’s the start of a new week. Who can help you get where you’d like to go?
Have a nice week,