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I am so happy mental health issues are noticed more, because they have a huge influence on our health. I have personally mental health issues, but I won't go to them today. Today we are discussing more relatable things.

If you are having problem with your mental health, you are feeling depressed, anxiety or even self destructive please see a doctor. If you are too sad to do that, maybe talk to your friend or a family member and ask for their help. Once you get help it will get easier. <3

How I prevent mental โ€œbreakdownsโ€:

Sometimes uncomfortable and sad things just build up. We don't necessarily notice them until it's too late and we feel really bad. I'm the type of person that gets unmotivated, tired and overall moody when this happens. That's when I usually get into a fight/argue with my bf or a any other close person to me. So, how do we prevent this from happening?

  • Make sure you are eating, drinking water, exercising and sleeping enough. We tend to forget these basic things when we feel stressed out.
  • Go outside. To me it's to go for a walk or a run. Fresh air does good for us.
  • Take care of your hygiene. We tend to feel less productive when we are not taking care of our hygiene. And even though dry shampoo is a great fix, nothing beats shower fresh hair.
  • Make sure you don't use your energy to unnecessary things. For example, keep your tasks in one place so you don't have to try to find them each time. Or food prep so you don't have to spend everyday time cooking in the kitchen.
  • Meditate, do yoga or pray, for example, every day. These are great methods relating to my next tip โ†’
  • Be conscious about your feelings and thoughts and don't let them built up. Talk to someone or write them down in a journal to get a right perspective to things.
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Quick fixes:

  • Exercise
  • Take a shower or a bath
  • Listen to music and dance to that
  • Call a friend / family member
  • Eat if you haven't eaten in a long time
  • Take a nap if possible or make an effort to go to bed early
  • Cry it out
  • Breath. Sometimes just focusing breathing calms our mind so that after that we can put things back to the right perspective
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Remember:

  • Things tend to seem bigger than they really are.
  • You are allowed to feel sad or angry, but not for too long. Pity party doesn't help you in any way.
  • We all have our own struggles. Focus on defeating yours.
  • Ask yourself if this will matter in 5 years or 10. Usually it doesn't. If it does, then try to figure out a solution. You can ask also help from other people.
  • Things happen for a reason. You are going to be so strong and smart after you learn the lesson life is going to teach you.
  • And yes, you will have to go through it, it is the only way.
Thanks for reading!