Tired of being frightened of this word?
Are you terrified that you are doomed because you resonate with these words. You can’t ask for help because it means you might be going crazy. When individuals first experience panic attacks, start feeling anxious, feeling low, depressed, their world often gets turned upside down.
Their relationships suffer, they may struggle to give to their families, run a household, and they find they can’t be productive, go out and enjoy themselves; they often live in a state of fear, struggle to work and feel unwell and miserable!
You end up feeling like a complete failure and like your just no longer good enough.
Know that you are not alone. 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness in the UK. Most people walk around with masks on, so no one knows what’s going on in their head. Especially them. It is nothing to be ashamed of and it certainly should not be ignored. It could only get worse. There is lots of support and help avavilable, so know that although its a lonely place, it doesnt need to be.
People may tell you to snap out of it, get on with it, or even pop some pills. Easier said than done. It’s you that has to live inside your head.
IF this sounds familiar and you want to start turning things around, feel free to try the following suggestions and keep doing it to make that difference.
· Start with surrendering to whatever it is you are feeling and experiencing. Without judgement, without resistance. Admit something is out of balance and accept this is where you are right now. This could be the beginning of your journey to recovery.
· These thoughts, feelings, sensations, symptoms are showing up for a reason. Try learning to open the door and find out what it is here to teach you.
· Reach out and seek support where you can. This may be alien for some of you, especially if you are use to helping and supporting others. Know that it’s ok to ask for help. You are human and we all need a helping hand from time to time. It is not a sign of weakness. Not asking is putting extra pressure on you and it will show up!! As it probably is.
· Start by writing a daily journal of all the things you were grateful for during the day. Even if it seems small, like watching the sunset, a smile, just start logging it down at the end of each day. At the end of every week, read through the list. Again after a month. See what you notice.
· Find ways to feel good. Get out for a drive, walk, a coffee, do a hobby.
· Start reading self-development books. They can have a real charge on your recovery. Find ones that interest you.
· Watch daily funny videos and don’t feel bad about laughing. High time you learned that again. Laughter is the best medicine when you are feeling low. It relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, releases endorphins (feel good chemicals) it protects the heart and lightens the load.
· Every day, set a goal. If it’s too difficult to set for the day, set it for the week. Make a list of how you can action this to help you.
· If things are piling up and everything feels so overwhelming, make a list. In priority order of what needs to be done and by when. Do the most hated tasks first, then say PHEW and notice you just may to start feeling better. Make it a habit.
Wipe your forehead and make sure you tick them off as they get done! Even if it means delegating to get it done.
· Learn self-compassion. Treat yourself as you would your best friend.
Take care of you!
U Got This – Mind body wellness practice. www.ugotthis.org.
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