I know what you’re thinking: “There is nothing wrong with my mental health. I’m okay.” The truth is, you’re lying because deep down you’re not okay. Here are a few examples that may apply to you:
- I didn’t pass the bar exam. I’m never going to be a lawyer.
- I didn’t pass my classes. I’m never going to graduate.
- He doesn’t love me anymore. I’m never getting married.
- I got fired from my job. I’m never going to find work.
First off, calm the hell down. You don’t know how to deal with your stress. I know this because my mental health has always been an issue. I started my Instagram account hoping to gain followers and everything was okay at first. But then, the unfollowing started to occur and I almost lost my mind.
Yes, it seems like I have it all together, but the truth is I don’t. I’m not afraid to admit it. I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis. Right now, I’m writing this blog and don’t know if it would get any likes. But I’m writing it anyway.
The best advice I can give to someone who is struggling is to come to terms with your anxiety. Here are FIVE steps that you can follow to cope with your mental health.
The FIRST step is to admit that you can’t cope with your stress.
The SECOND step is to value yourself. A lot of times, we are consumed with criticism on social media, family or even friends that we put ourselves down even more. This is unhealthy.
The THIRD step is to watch what you eat. Exercising helps decrease depression and improves overall health.
The FOURTH step is to meditate. I’m telling you it’s a miracle worker.
Finally, the FIFTH step is to get help when you need it. A lot of times, we keep quiet about our problems, which makes it even worse. You can’t heal if you don’t speak.
I hope this post helps someone in the world. Remember that your mental health doesn’t define you. You’re capable of succeeding. Just believe in yourself.