Many of us have it ingrained in our nature to put others first. We serve others at our jobs, take care of our families, and leave little time to take care of ourselves. It is time to take back your life and focus on your own personal wellbeing.
Improve Your Mental Health
Our mental health is as, if not more, important than our physical health. Our society has not always allowed for people to be open about their care for their mental health, but culture is shifting. More people are aware of the kind of mental disorders and illnesses that could be affecting them. Even better, the stigma is being lifted about seeking professional help for your disorder.
One of the more common types of mental disorder is an anxiety disorder. There are six types of anxiety disorders that affect a significant number of people. Phobias, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most commonly experienced anxiety disorders. Separation anxiety disorder is another frequently seen problem that causes those who experience it to feel severe anxiety about being separated from people in their lives. The good news is that there are many approaches available to treat anxiety.
Create a Better Balance
If you find yourself struggling with your mental health, a great place to start is to evaluate your work and life balance. Burnout and fatigue are huge contributors to poor mental health. The following symptoms are evidence your work-life balance is out of whack:
- You feel out of control
- You have guilt about neglecting certain roles in your life
- You have trouble concentrating, frequently
- You are always tired
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, focus on finding more balance in your life through practicing self-care or seeking professional help.
Resources for Improving Mental Health
If you feel you are in danger or your mental health is getting in the way of you living your daily life, seek professional help immediately. SAVE is a great resource for finding a professional. The site will help you identify what kind of professional you may need and where to locate them in your area.
Outside of professional help, practicing self-care and making time for relaxing activities is one of the most important things you can do. Get out there and focus more on your personal wellbeing today.
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