In my opinion, everyone struggles with some level of mental health issues. However, not everyone is able to handle their stuff so well.
I am not an expert, so take this with a grain of salt, but there are three things I do that have significantly helped my mental health. These are not replacements for therapy, but they can help.
I discovered journaling a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. In my humble opinion, journaling is like a form of self-therapy.
I have found that when I write about past events in my life and then write about how I felt about them, I am able to move past them much easier. Furthermore, if you have trouble talking to others about your feelings, or you do not like to, your journal is the perfect place for that. I find that when I talk about my feelings and get them off my chest and onto paper, I feel much more relieved, and then I am really able to reflect on the feelings and can work through them.
Journaling also helps get your thoughts out of your head because you can take your thoughts and put them on paper. This helps you reflect on these thoughts and process them correctly.
The last major benefit of journaling is it helps you work out your problems. I find that if I write out a problem that I am dealing with, I am much more likely to figure out the best possible solution. I believe this is because I am taking the problem out of my head and putting it on paper in written form and I can physically look at it now. This helps your mental health because you no longer have to sit and stew in your problems and wonder how to fix them, you just fix them and get them out of your head.
This one is very hard for me to fully describe all the benefits, but I truly believe this is one of the most important things you can do to keep your mind healthy.
When you become better at meditation you become better at handling your mind and your thoughts. It is hard for many people to simply sit with their thoughts, and I believe it is because their thoughts just run rampant in their minds. Meditating will help you handle your thoughts no matter how crazy they get.
When you can handle your thoughts, you can better handle the feelings associated with mental health, like anxiety.
Exercising is what gives you a fighting chance against things like anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Whenever you start feeling these emotions, get your heart rate up! Burpees, jumping jacks, jump squats, or literally anything to get your heart rate up will help fight off these emotions, and prevent them.
I like to run and work out right when I wake up to rid myself of any anger, anxiety, or depression first thing in the morning. This routine also helps ward off these emotions for a few hours. Then later in the day when that wears off, I’ll do a quick little workout to refresh my high vibe.
When you work out, your raise your rate of vibration to a level where these negative emotions simply cannot exist.
I believe these three things; Journaling, meditating, and exercising, will help you and your fight against any mental health issues. These are not replacements for therapy, but I believe they are a good supplement to add-in.
I suggest implementing them at a small level that will allow you to do them daily. Good luck!
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