Things You Should Be Doing With Your Mental Health

I decided to create this post because I struggle with my mental health from time to time. I was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager. As a teenager with ADHD it was very difficult for me to focus in school and while just completing simple tasks. It took a lot of praying, counseling, and medication to keep me afloat. Today, I feel like I am still a work in progress. If you are someone you know is struggling with their mental health than this post is for you and even them. 



Exercising: 
By finding a time during the day to get up and move around exercising can help you fight off any negative energy that may be holding you back from truly living a better life.  

Discovering yourself: 
Many times, when dealing with personal issues in your life head-on you may sometimes forget, who you are and what you want to do with your life. Take some time to discover hidden jewels about yourself- this could be...dancing, drawing, writing, your love for animals, or even traveling. Of course, there are countless more things to discover about your personality and self.

Disconnecting with social media:   
This took me some time to do, so do not feel like you are letting anyone down. Disconnecting with social media can really help you find a common ground with having a “peace” of mind. You do not have to mentally compare your life to the life of someone else just from their strung together photos on their page or even from their posts. I want to challenge you to take at least one week away from social media and see how much clearer your way of thinking will be. 

Having faith within yourself:  
Think about this, "You are so much better than your mental illness. 
Mental illness does not define you." 

I believe that faith without works is dead. When you or if you do have a relationship with Jesus Christ, he sees you beyond what any psychologist, counselor, or even social worker sees you. To Jesus, you are worthy of happiness. You are worthy to live that amazing life that you know deep down within your soul you want to live. What I am saying is that you must have faith that you will get through and beyond your mental illness. Do not allow your mental illness to take advantage of your thoughts as much as you think it already has. 

Write your emotions down or record yourself venting:

I have found that I am not as crazy as I can think that I am and sarcastically at times label myself. Finding time to write out your emotions will help you better deal with your current and even past lingering thoughts. Even recording yourself venting may sound crazy, but I have found it more interesting than just settling for writing my thoughts down. Sometimes we can feel lonely and want someone to listen to us whenever we talk. By recording yourself it can help you feel as if someone is just listening to you vent away. The best part about recording yourself talking is that you can listen to yourself and find different ways to better yourself.

If you find any of my tips helpful please feel free to let me know in the comment box below. 


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