working on your mental health

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

the importance of mental health



the importance of mental health


When you're working on your mental health, it's tempting to compare yourself to other people and their achievements. But that's not fair on anybody. The truth is that everybody's journey through life is different, so it makes sense for everyone to take a different path when it comes to mental health treatment—and that includes you.

you're allowed to take a break.

In a world where we are constantly told to be productive and to keep going, it can be easy to forget that taking breaks are important too. If you spend all your time trying to achieve everything on your list, you'll never get anything done! Sometimes it's better to just sit back and relax.

In fact, if you don't take enough breaks in life (assuming they're not detrimental or destructive), then you might end up feeling resentful towards the things that once used to bring you joy. This is because when we're constantly striving for something bigger than ourselves, our lives become about getting there rather than living here.

And even if what we're doing isn't making us happy or healthy—or even successful—it might not matter so long as we keep moving forward with our plans regardless of what happens along the way!

take your time.

Taking care of your mental health is important, but it can feel overwhelming to try to make big changes at once.

Try starting with small steps that are manageable and build up over time. You may want to focus on one thing at a time or several things at once, depending on how you're feeling. You'll probably find that as you make progress, you'll be able to tackle other things as well!

Some ideas include:

  • Taking some time each day just for yourself (for example, reading a book).

  • Doing something creative (like painting or drawing).

  • Practicing mindfulness through yoga or meditation

you're doing the best you can, and that's enough.

It’s true: You’re not perfect. No one is. But that doesn't mean you should beat yourself up for not being able to do everything you want to do, all the time, flawlessly. The fact of the matter is that you might never be able to do everything you want to in your life — but that's okay! Because perfection isn't what we're chasing after anyway; it's happiness and peace and mental well being that we should be striving for instead.

So stop comparing yourself with other people and their seemingly perfect lives (because even if they look like they have it easy from where you are now, chances are there are some things about them and their lives that aren't so great), and start accepting your own limitations instead. You're doing the best that anyone can ask for under the circumstances — including yourself!

don't feel guilty for being human.

One of the most pervasive and destructive messages that we hear from our culture is that we are not allowed to be human. We are told that if we feel tired, sad, or angry, then we need to buck up and just keep going. We're supposed to be perfect at all times. After all, robots don't get tired or sad! Robots never take a break! So why should you?

It's time for this thinking to stop. You're allowed as much time off as you need—and even more than that! Do nothing for hours on end if it feels good; eat junk food in bulk when the mood strikes (after all: nothing says "I'm human" quite like an Oreo cookie). You deserve it!

be patient with yourself.

The key here is to remember that you are human. You have done the best you could with the information and resources available to you. And while it may seem like you made all of these mistakes on your own, in reality there was only so much that you could do.

When we are trying new things, we often forget that everyone makes mistakes along the way—even people who are experts at what they do. It's okay! You will get through this difficult time in your life and move on from it stronger than ever before.

Although a large part of recovery from mental illness involves taking actions to improve yourself and your life, there is also an important emotional component as well—and this emotional aspect is sometimes harder for people with mental health issues because many sufferers feel as though they aren't able to trust themselves due their condition.

don't compare your beginning to anybody's else's.

Don't compare your beginning to anybody else's middle.

Don't compare your middle to anybody else's end.

Don't compare your end to anybody else's beginning.

change takes time.

Change is a process. It doesn't happen overnight, and it doesn't happen to anyone but you. You may feel like things are changing for the better on a daily basis, and that's great! But don't expect them to change overnight or even at all.

Don't compare yourself to other people either. You can be your own worst enemy if you start comparing yourself unfavorably with others: their successes, their failures, their accomplishments and so on. Then again, if you're comparing yourself favorably...well then maybe it's time for some self-reflection!

The point here is that we are all unique individuals working through our own struggles in life; this process takes time and patience."

your mental health matters too.

Your mental health will always be just as important as your physical health. You can’t be healthy without being mentally healthy, so why would you put anything else above it? Your mental health plays an integral role in every aspect of your life:

Being happy: If you don’t have a positive outlook on life, it will be very difficult to make progress or achieve success. Don’t let negative thoughts keep you from reaching your goals!

Productivity: When we are feeling down, we are less likely to accomplish what needs to get done during the day. This can lead us down a slippery slope of procrastination and general laziness that makes everything harder for everyone involved.

The power of positivity: Positivity is contagious! People want to be around people who make them feel good about themselves—and there's no reason not to be the one spreading happiness around yourself!


We live in a world where people are constantly telling us to be happy. We're told that we should always be smiling, and that happiness is the most important thing in life. It's easy to get caught up in this idea that being miserable isn't good enough for us anymore - but the truth is, our mental health matters too. This post was written for those who need help getting started on their journey towards better mental health. Hopefully these tips will help make things easier for you along the way!

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