How To Avoid It All Getting Too Much
Life is a strange journey that can essentially take you on a rollercoaster ride, going through some really big highs, but also some really big lows too. Your strength will be tested, and you may also even question what your true purpose is. The thing is, this varies between every individual, and just because someone close to you feels as though they’ve figured everything out and know how they want to spend the rest of their life, doesn’t mean that you should know.
One thing that you need to keep an eye on through life, is how you’re handling it all. You see, if and when bad things happen, it gives you a real blow and makes you feel helpless and unable to control anything, and this is one of the worst feelings. We’re used to making a lot of choices and decisions for ourselves that result in different outcomes, but when those choices are taken away and all we can do is just let things happen, it can be very frightening.
But what about when things get too overwhelming for you to deal with? If you aren’t able to talk about things and share what you’re struggling with, then that stress and pressure is just going to build up and build up until you break. Our minds can be very strong things, but also very sensitive and fragile, and if you’re not looking after them the way that you should, or you simply just don’t know how – all you need to do is ask. Although it’s hard to believe sometimes, there are people out there who want to listen and resolve any issues that you have. These may be family members, friends, and of course medical professionals such as doctors and therapists.
So if you are struggling and feel as though all these things are getting too much, here’s what you need to do.
Don’t be scared to ask for help
Unfortunately, there seems to still be a lot of stigma around mental illness, and we also make connections and reasons that aren’t entirely there, as it’s easy to use the excuse of depression as an answer, but all these things have a knock-on effect, and if you want to know how to prevent suicide, then this isn’t the way. If you need help but don’t know where to go or how to get it, contact your local doctor and just be as honest as you can be. They will then determine what kind of help it is that you need. It may be that you have a chemical imbalance in your brain which is making you feel down, and so with the right medication, it will allow your hormones to level out how they should. Or you may benefit from talking therapy where you sit down on a regular basis and talk to a trained professional who will listen to your issues, and then gift you with the tools and techniques to deal with things properly.
Get out of the house more
When you’re feeling particularly down and broken, the last thing that you’ll feel like doing, is leaving the house. You may start to get so used to pushing everything away that you begin to become a prisoner to your own home and stop leaving the house. Although it’ll feel like the right thing at the time, it’s probably one of the worst things you can do because it will soon become a habit that you can’t break, and then you have another issue to deal with. So even if it’s as simple as talking a little walk around the block, or going to the shops to buy some milk – it all counts, and the more you do, the easier it will be. You may even find that you start talking to others in passing too, like when people walk their dog. Even if it’s a quick hello or a comment about the weather, it’s all going towards getting you out of your comfort zone.
So now you have some bits of advice under your belt, you know what direction you need to go in, and what action to take. There’s no reason you should ever go through any of this alone, because you’re not. As much as it may feel like it right now, there are people that want the best for you, so take advantage of that and do what you can to get better. You deserve that.