Hey there, lovely soul,

    Today, I want to talk about something that’s close to my heart. Today we are to talk about mental health. It’s not just a buzzword. It’s a real deal, which is a dominant tangible aspect of our well-being that deserves noticeable attention, care, and understanding.

    My Story-

    After I got married, the sudden change in environment, the sudden introduction to freedom, and the sudden hit of adulting triggered a lot of emotional cables inside my body, soul, and mind. The experiences broke me, repaired me, again broke me, and taught me life’s challenges and different aspects that were invisible to me all these times.

    Honestly, the figuring-out phase was a struggle. But then thanks to Instagram I came across a lot of therapists, whose wise words made me understand that I am suffering from poor mental health.

    After understanding, I decided to self-help myself, because, seeking professional help was burning a hole in my pocket. And my childhood traumas were so deep-rooted asking money from my husband for psychological treatment was something I would not look forward to.

    thanks to my husband, who really understands what I go through from time to time. He listens and understands since he also has a whole dark bag of childhood trauma, which is darker than mine.

    So, I feel, that there are a lot of people out there amongst my readers who might also be struggling with poor mental health. I am no expert in this domain, but this is what I did in a non-conventional way to help myself deal with my mental health.

    See, I have improved in the past two years, I feel the change. I hope this guide helps you too.

    Is Mental Health A Personal Journey of Self-Care? 6 Common Steps You Must Follow

    Acknowledging Your Journey Is Important In Mental Health

    Let’s start with a simple truth: we all have mental health, just like we have physical health. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing, and other times, it feels like we’re navigating stormy seas. And that’s okay. Honestly, life is a beautiful journey. You might experience some days filled with ups and and somedays will be downs. Then there will be twists and turns as well.

    Is Mental Health A Personal Journey of Self-Care?
    Is Mental Health A Personal Journey of Self-Care?

    Whatever it is, giving up is not an answer. Pick yourself up whenever you feel like not getting up at all. Because the more you encourage the negative thoughts, the more you will be trapped.

    See, it’s your thoughts that have the power to destroy you and it’s your thoughts that have the power to heal you.

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    Embracing Community and Support

    Always remember, you’re not alone. Even on the darkest nights when it feels like the world is closing in, there are hands are reaching out to you. There will be hearts, who are ready to listen, and voices whispering, “You’re not alone.”

    Our past cannot decide our future, keep this in mind. Just because everything was shitty all this time, there is no guarantee that it will be the same. I am not just sharing thoughts I am speaking from my experience.

    Practicing Self-Care

    I know what it’s like to battle those inner demons, to wrestle with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health challenge. It’s tough. It’s exhausting. But it’s also a journey of growth, resilience, and self-discovery.

    You will understand your slow evolution. It will not be visible for a month. But once you have successfully landed on the other side of the darker times, you will feel proud of yourself.

    Finding Your Self-Care Rituals

    So, let’s talk about self-care. It’s not just about bubble baths and scented candles (although those can be lovely too). Self-care is about

    • Listening to your needs,
    • Honoring your boundaries,
    • And make sure to prioritize your own well-being. Be kinder and compassionate.

    You have to think hard, going deep down in your soul to understand what makes you genuinely laugh like a child. it can be anything-

    • Painting,
    • Journalling,
    • Taking a warm shower,
    • Taking care of your hair,
    • Reading a book on positivity,
    • Watching your long-awaited movie.

    See, for me, gratitude journalling helped me the most.

    Seeking Support When Needed

    See, self-care isn’t always easy. It becomes more of a struggle, especially when the world around us seems to be spinning out of control. Well, journalling will help. But if it’s still out of hand, reach out for support. You can go to friends, family, or a professional therapist(Highly recommended).

    Is Mental Health A Personal Journey of Self-Care? Seek professional support if you can
    Is Mental Health A Personal Journey of Self-Care? Seek professional support if you can

    Always remember, that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a testament to your strength and resilience.

    Celebrating Progress

    Now, progress isn’t always linear. Some days will be better than others, and that’s okay. And some days, you will not have the energy to do anything. But it’s important that you celebrate the small victories, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Each step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.

    Also, try to not compare yourself with anyone else, especially your past version. Your past self is the learning phase. You learnt from your mistake, forgive yourself, and move on.

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    In Conclusion

    So, as you navigate the twists and turns of life, remember to be gentle and kind to yourself. Always remember, no matter what anyone says (I am talking friends, family, and even your partner) you are worthy of love. You deserve belonging and happiness, just as you are.

    And if ever you find yourself lost in the darkness, reach out your hand, and someone will be there to guide you back into the light.

    Take care of yourself, and remember, you are never alone.

    With love and light, this is Shreyasi, from The Positive Nexus.

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