Try meditation. Light a candle, play soft music, and sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes. Focus on your breathing and let any thoughts that arise pass right by. Start with two or three minutes and work your way up to 20.
Realize when it is time to slow down or stop. Begin by recognizing harmful or self-sabotaging behaviors. Give yourself a break before overwhelm occurs by setting time limits on activities that can be draining.
Remove toxic people from your life.
Nourish your body with healthy food and lots of water.
Talk to a therapist or other mental health professional.
Take your prescribed medication responsibly and at the same time every day.
Watch positive TV or listen to uplifting music. Turn off the news and violent movies.
Go outside and spend time in nature.Set goals and imagine how it will feel to achieve them.
Learn to say “no” to…things that are stressing you out. Events that are keeping you too busy. People that are expecting too much from you. Tasks that are overwhelming.
What I have learned: Mental health issues impact everyone though the severity may differ. Let’s work together to stop the stigma and support one another.