Our country is going through a mental health crisis.
The data proves it and anecdotes back it up with ferocity.
As someone who has dealt with my fair share of depression and anxiety, I wanted to share a few tips that are helping me through this time.
1️⃣ get professional help. Consistent therapy has helped me turn dark times into positive growth, time and time again.￼￼￼￼
2️⃣ eliminate or mitigate any influence that is weighing you down. Whether people in your life or the constant barrage of negative news￼￼, do what you can to protect yourself.
3️⃣ write down your biggest fears and give yourself the space to feel them, be curious about them, and process them.
Often when I do this, it sucks the energy out of those fears and lets me move on. ￼￼￼
4️⃣ exercise. Even a short walk can improve your mood and make you feel just a little better about life.
5️⃣ reach out. People want to help, but they need to know how.
6️⃣ make a list of all the things that make you feel better. Dancing to a certain song, eating a certain meal, watching your favorite show etc.
Then commit to doing one of them for five minutes anytime you feel overwhelmed with sadness or anxiety.￼￼￼
What makes you feel better, when you’re overwhelmed?
Share in the comments so we can all learn.