There is no denying that life is difficult at times. Especially during this pandemic, it is hard to keep sane in isolation. Daily life can stress you out and take a toll on your mental health and well being. Even prior to this pandemic, we have all had days when you hit the snooze button on your alarm, you feel down, and instead of getting up you throw the covers over your head and fall back asleep.
It is ok to not be okay. If you want to curl up in a ball under the covers and hibernate till 2 pm, then this is okay. There is no right or wrong thing to do when you have bad days, but the key is identifying your trigger points and knowing how to manage them. It is normal to feel trapped, isolated and demotivated at times. Sometimes, you can feel like you are stuck in a black hole unable to get out whilst fighting off a whole army of negative thoughts. This can be physically and mentally draining. Not being able to live a life you once knew, is extremely frustrating and frightening. Even daily activities can be daunting and feel too much.
It is difficult trying to control your mind when it is going at one hundred miles per hour, and it is hard to shake off that irritated feeling when your head is stuck in the middle of a black cloud. However, the best thing you can do when you have these episodes is to try and stay calm. It is important to remember your thoughts are just thoughts and not reality. Our minds are so powerful, we believe we aren’t in control of what we think because we have thoughts all day long. The truth is, we are in the driving seat and in control.
Mental health is something we should think about all the time and really invest in, just like with our physical health. We all have the power to live a better life, and by making small changes we hold the key to changing our lives. Just remember that ,no matter how low you feel you are not alone, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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