I applaud MICHELLE OBAMA on talking about her low -grade depression. Talking about mental health issues or depression is a taboo topic. The pandemic has increased mental health issues because the frontline workers are experiencing burnout. People who are in their houses for two to three month because of quarantine may be facing depression and other mental health issues. More than ever people are battling depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress to their well being. Today I am here to say “I SEE YOU” who are struggling in silence with mental health issues, you are NOT ALONE and it’s okay to feel the way you feel. We are all in this TOGETHER.
The mental health issues I have experienced during and post covid are lack of consistency , indecisiveness in my workouts, lack discipline , sleeping problems, nervousness, restlessness , lack of taking care of myself and get overwhelmed easily. I realized I was mentally , physically , spiritually burned out and suffering from anxiety. These are some positive ways I have found to cope:
- Be real with your emotions that you are feelings.
- Ask yourself if these emotions make you feel happy or sad.
- Take time to heal, don’t rush your healing. Go at your pace.
- Take time for yourself.
- Talk to someone, friend or professional therapy.
- Mediation or pray.
- Keep a journal to track your emotions and moods.
- Do breathing exercise.
- It’s okay to feel not okay.
- Focus on each day.
- Learn to be present in your life.
- Find your joy back.
- Find your motivation back.
- Find yourself.
- Love yourself.
- It’s not a shame to work on your mental health.
- Learn to be happy.
- Smiling more often
- Limit caffeine.
- Dress up.
- Put on some makeup.
- Go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
- Set a daily routine.
- Say no to things that take away your peace.
- Learn to encourage myself.
- Set weekly goals.
- Exercise, move your body.
- Be nice to yourself and your body.
- Run your race.
- You don’t have to be strong 100% at the time.
- Stop allowing people to take away your peace
- Do your best.
- We cannot please everyone.
- It’s okay to cry.
- Enjoy your life.
- Eat balanced meals.
- Take your vitamins regularly
- You have to move forward, you cannot stay in that place you are in.
- Listen to encouraging podcasts
- Think positive be positive
- I am stronger than I think
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For help with depression, anxiety and other mental health, please reach out to a therapist, counselor, doctor or talk to someone. Help is there for you.
If you need help, please get help, don’t be afraid of what people may say or the stigma against getting help. Please choose life, the darkness is only temporary.
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Great post. I love that you included a list of things to focus on. For me, mental health depends entirely on self-care. Sometimes that means simply making myself get out of bed when all I want is to sleep all day.
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