How I dealt with my mental health problems

How I dealt with my mental health problems

Hey guys, I am back with another blog post and this one is about how I’ve dealt with my mental health problems in order to get myself into the great position I am in now. There are many different ways to look after your mental health and there are some that work for certain people that don’t work for others. That is completely okay and that is a step in the right direction when it comes to dealing with your problems. I would also love to read how you guys look after your mental health so feel free to leave your comments with your methods. Let’s get right into the blog.

Blogging

Having an outlet for being vocal with my emotions has definitely helped me so much mentally. I used to bottle everything up horrifically and end up feeling so uneasy about everything. I have a pretty fiery temper as well so it made me get so frustrated so quickly. Since I have begun to blog I feel like I’ve calmed down so much and this will probably only continue into 2019.

Self Care

Self-care is absolutely vital in dealing with mental health problems. Taking time to look after yourself is something so many people forget to do and it’s so bizarre. I used to always put other people first but this year that changed and now I alienated everyone who doesn’t make effort with me and only focus on my girlfriend as she makes so much effort with me.

Stopped drinking alcohol

My last night out was on February 7th, 2017 and the last time I had a drink of alcohol was April 28th, 2017. Feels like forever since both of these days and I don’t miss drinking at all. Drinking while feeling any sort of negative emotion is always a disaster and that’s why I recommend not drinking alcohol if you feel any anxiety or depression. If your friends and loved ones understand your mental problems fully then they will suggest alternatives to clubbing and drinking.

Stop forcing yourself

A big thing for me is that I’ve stopped forcing myself into doing things I don’t want to do. I used to succumb to peer pressure so easily or do things without thinking about how they would affect me whereas now I only do something if I 100% want to do them. This has helped me so much when it comes to staying calm.

Letting go of the past

This step was massive for me. I used to get caught up in the past so much and replay so many situations over in my head about a million times. I finally got over this early on this year and I am only going forward and building momentum very quickly. Your future will be better if you actually focus on it 100%.

These have been my methods guys. I’d love for you to leave yours in the comments. Thank you for supporting my content. Have a great day.

12 thoughts on “How I dealt with my mental health problems

  1. I love this post so much. I have had to deal with my own mental health, and I was put on medication for it which made such a huge positive difference! I’ve also made lifestyle changes, actually similar to what you’re suggesting. I started taking care of myself. I gave myself a manicure! Which never, ever happens. I colored my hair the color I love that makes me feel good about myself. It’s been wonderful. Thanks for posting this, it’s all very true stuff!

  2. “Stop forcing yourself” is SO key. The more empathetic of a person I’ve become, the more I have removed “should” from my vocabulary. It’s just unnecessary. I’ve realized that I am a goal-obsessed person, and will feel bad for not completing anything I feel I should do. I wouldn’t say that I’ve mastered it quite yet, but I think this is a HUGE part of taking care of yourself.

  3. My blog is also an outlet for me to be able to put things in perspective. I also meditate , I make jewelery , and bath bombs. I had to stop expecting to much from myself as well. Every great idea I had was gonna make me a billionaire. When that didn’t happen by the next week I was doomed to fail forever. Lowering my financial expectations helps me to be kinder to myself. Thanks for sharing !!!!

    1. That’s so great that blogging helps you so much. I’m the same financially too. Didn’t expect to save money but I’ve done it effectively under no pressure. Thank you so much

  4. I love blogging. It helps me to get my thoughts out. Sometimes though I only write things that for my personal journey, but I use them to serve as mile markers. If I really get down and discouraged, then I can look back and remind myself of how far I have come. I continue to work on “letting go of the past” because it is a biggie as you say.

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