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    10 Possible Sources Of Your Ongoing Poor Mental Health

    10 Possible Sources Of Your Ongoing Poor Mental Health

    Huge strides have been made to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in recent years.

    In fact, most people now appreciate that the mind is just as important as the body. Nevertheless, millions of people continue to struggle with poor mental health. If you are one of them, now is the time to take action.

    However, it is only possible to implement the right steps once you identify the source of your problems. Here are 10 possible root causes for your poor mental health, along with what can be done to improve your mental wellness.

    #1. Neglecting Your Physical Health

    While mental health is just as important as physical wellness, you must not ignore the clear link between the two. If you are not giving your body the attention it deserves, your mind will inevitably suffer too. For starters, you should get any ill health symptoms checked out ASAP.

    Neglecting physical health could also mean not booking an audiology appointment. Or it could manifest as ignoring back pains or leaving food intolerances. Similarly, getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy BMI should be on the agenda. Otherwise, daily struggles will hit your mindset hard.

    A healthy body will promote a healthy mind. Not least because it can see stress levels fall. Everyone should make this a priority.

    #2. Not Taking Time To Relax

    Modern life is hectic. While it’s great that you want to make every day count, it’s vital that you give yourself time to relax. When you continue to run your life at a mile per minute, burnout is inevitable. Likewise, it makes it very difficult to establish the right level of balance.

    Scheduling time for breaks should cover group and solo activities. Investing in basic macrame supplies can help you unlock a new home-based hobby that allows you to break free from the stress of modern life. Better still, it allows you to relax the mind without relying on TV or computer screen time.

    Regular vacations and days out are also crucial to your ongoing mental health. Aside from breaking up stressful periods, it allows you to create magical memories.

    #3. Not Getting Good Quality Sleep

    In addition to finding moments of relaxation during the day, you must consider your evening rest. Sleep is when your cortisol stress levels are regulated. It also aids your energy levels, appearances, and general mood. The key is to remember quality as well as quantity.

    While insomnia or simply not getting enough sleep will have a damning impact, poor sleep is equally problematic. You want to hit the REM stage and enjoy the full benefits of a night’s rest. Going to bed at the same time each night, turning off screens for an hour before sleep, and the mattress will help.

    Healthy sleep patterns won’t suddenly make all of life’s problems disappear. Still, the impact on your mental wellness will be immensely positive.

    #4. Comparing Yourself To Others

    Human nature dictates that we will all compare ourselves to others. But while it may not be possible to stop this entirely, you must make a conscious effort to reduce it. After all, the harsh reality is that you will always see the best in others and the worst in yourself.

    It has become a particularly noticeable problem in modern society thanks to social media. Most people present exaggerated versions of their lives, which can cause an inferiority complex. While it’s OK to take inspiration from the people around you, as well as influencers, you should try to avoid direct comparisons.

    Otherwise, the feeling that you are not matching the success of others can make yours feel less special. In truth, you should only ever worry about your personal journey.

    #5. Keeping Issues Locked Inside

    While it’s true that you are on a personal journey, this does not mean you have to face it alone. Surrounding yourself with a strong support network won’t only improve the quality of your daily life. It also means you can discuss the problems that are holding you down.

    Whether it’s dealing with grief, relationship breakdowns, problems at work, or trauma doesn’t matter. A problem shared is a problem halved. And if you’re not ready to open up to your friends, psychiatrists, and mental health experts are readily available. It can be particularly useful for dealing with suppressed childhood trauma.

    The harsh reality is that you will struggle to find the necessary answers unless you actively speak about the issues. Now is the time to act.

    #6. Not Addressing Financial Worries

    Stress is shown to be an underlying cause for many mental health issues. Unsurprisingly, money worries are the most common trigger. It partially explains the spike in mental health cases in the past few years and highlights the need for you to address them.

    The cost of living crisis has made this an increasingly common problem. This is the perfect time to make financial cutbacks and look for better deals on monthly subscriptions and services. You may also find that tools like balance transfer cards can help you regain control of the situation.

    Once your finances are moving in the right direction, it will put your mental health back in a far healthier position.

    #7. Being Surrounded By The Wrong People

    Human interactions can have a huge impact on your happiness. The value of a strong support network isn’t limited to when you need to get things off of your chest. Their positivity, ambition, and other winning traits can rub off on you too. Conversely, though, the wrong support network will have a very damaging impact. This could range from staying in a toxic relationship to letting friends manipulate you. If you find that your mental health takes a battering when you have spent time around certain people, you must not ignore this.

    There is nothing wrong with putting your needs first in life, especially when your mental health is potentially at stake.

    #8. Not Keeping Your Home Organized

    Human surroundings aren’t the only influential factor to consider. Home surroundings are an equally common source of poor mental health. Thankfully, it is one area of life where you can achieve big improvements in next to no time.

    A thorough decluttering session can promote a clearer frame of mind. Likewise, keeping the home cleaner will change things for the better. Managing your home storage and fixing minor faults around the property will also help. Those issues will no longer play on your mind and you’ll be able to enjoy the surroundings. You needn’t own a mansion to see the benefits of positive home surroundings. Better still, it will also support you with the next factor.

    #9. Not Taking Care Of Your Appearance

    On the one hand, it’s great that you are not self-centered or focused solely on appearances. On the other hand, though, looks matter. They impact the way you are perceived by others and will inevitably impact the way you view yourself. While you should not feel pressured to look a certain way, taking pride in your appearance is vital.

    Whether it’s make-up supplies, new outfits, or a better hairstyle doesn’t matter. Unlocking your best look is sure to increase your self-confidence. And it can subsequently ease some symptoms of poor mental health. It is another example of developing better habits to inspire improvements in your health and happiness. Embrace it.

    #10. Not Forgiving Yourself

    Finally, many people fall victim to poor mental health as a form of self-punishment for past mistakes. You can’t turn back the hands of time. Learning to forgive yourself and learn from past errors, or even correct them, is a far healthier approach.

    1 Comment

    • Olivia
      May 12, 2023

      I think it’s important to just pay more attention to yourself and your problems. Take a break when needed to sort out some problems and improve your mental health. A lot of people are stressed right now and there are many solutions that should help. I have been reading the blog and now I am planning to go to a retreat with Katja to help me sort out some issues

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