To acknowledge the importance of mental health, Markki Stroem spoke up about the connection between physical and mental fitness.
The actor has been engaged in exercises and yoga while at home in Antipolo, doing his poses on a lawn before his pet dogs, as seen on photos he shared via his Instagram page today, Oct. 10. He reminded fans that today is World Mental Health Day.
“A day of reflection where we raise awareness for learning to understand ourselves better. A day of reflection and TRUE self love,” he said.
Stroem thinks that because of the “tumultuous day and age” people face now, problems tend to pile up, but it is still important to “find a way to pick ourselves up.” He suggests seeking help from others, such as “a loved one, a therapist or even [man’s] best friend.”
“We live in a world where APPEARANCES are oftentimes more important than REALITY,” he noted. “This could take a serious toll on us if we continue to keep our struggles to ourselves.”
Stroem shared that he watched “House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths,” an Indian documentary, which horrified him, being about a man who neglected seeking help for his PTSD. The character later caused the death of his entire family. Stroem then shared that he sought help for his anxiety, depression and ADHD problems.
“I started taking care of my Mind, Body and Soul. I try to expel toxicity, and keep positivity in my life,” he said. “Something I do in the mornings to calm my mind is Meditation and Yoga. These daily affirmations (and sweat sessions) are my love letters to the Universe to [embody what I want to become].”
“Everyone has their own ways of taking care of their Mental Health,” Stroem believes. “It is time to be the captain of your own vessel, and steer it to a more [peaceful] state.” JB