Balance is one of those words that means something different to everyone and is something that many people try to achieve daily. The real question is whether there such a thing as finding true balance? Balance is one of those things that endlessly changes depending on the stage of life you are in and where you stand with your mental health. Feeling emotionally and mentally balanced all stems from what daily measures you are implementing and how you can break barriers in your mental health.
Break the ice
Rather than keep stuffing everything you are going through, acknowledging that you are depressed, have high anxiety, battling addiction, or having suicidal thoughts is important. These types of mental health issues are nothing to ignore even if you think they are “not that bad”. Accepting that this is happening to you cannot only assist in improving your quality of life, but it could be the very thing that saves your life.
Break the silence
Talk about your situation no matter how difficult you perceive it to be. Now that you are recognizing the adverse effects of your mental health issues, talking about them will be beneficial. Discussing them with a therapist, counselor, or a sponsor will take the negativity out of your symptoms and empower you to get the help you need to feel better.
Break the cycle
Here is what you need to know about mental health issues. You can change your life with a little effort on your part by working with a health care professional, attending therapy, and gaining some education about your personal circumstances surrounding your mental health. Be part of the solution instead of sitting back and letting your problems overtake your life. Stepping outside your comfort zone will be the best thing you can do for yourself so that you are no longer a slave to your mental health.
Break the stigma
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation, or any other mental health disorders, you are not a bad person. You are suffering from something that is happening within you that needs help to address it. To help break the stigma surrounding mental health illness, you should except that is happening and help others to understand what you, and many others, are battling. Helping to get the word out is important to bring awareness that mental health issues happen more than anyone might realize.
Although you may never find complete balance with your mental health, taking the time to better yourself will suffice. Symmetry can be obtained by getting the help you need and being an example for others who are where you once were.
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