3 Reasons Your Mental Health is Suffering
By Genevieve Cunningham
There are very few aspects of health that are in the public eye more than mental health these days. Mental health issues are a hot commodity … and the importance of staying on top of it is rising with the instances of illness that are reported. But what is contributing to the rise in problems with mental health? While there are so many reasons for this increase, minor instances of mental anguish may be all about your choices. Take a look at these three reasons that your mental health may be suffering, and what you can do to fight back.
You Do Too Much Comparing
It’s all too easy to compare yourself to everyone else these days. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded with images of people who have more than we do. And because of modern conveniences such as social media and television, we can’t escape it! This can lead to nonstop comparison of our lives to others’ lives. And when we don’t feel like we measure up, whether it’s true or not, we often feel saddened or depressed. If you find yourself wishing for that house or that car or that perfect hair, do yourself a favor and turn off the comparisons for a while.
You’re an Online Junky
Besides the negative aspects mentioned above, being online constantly can also make you feel sluggish and out of touch with reality. When you finally emerge from your online world, it’s difficult to cope with the things around you. It’s absolutely OK to take advantage of all that the internet and technology has to offer. But it’s not OK to abuse it, solely rely on it, or use it nonstop without any checks into the real world around you.
You Get In Over Your Head
We do this far too often. We overextend ourselves to the point of no return. We take on too many responsibilities, push ourselves to the limit financially, and schedule every second of the day. No wonder we suffer mentally! In order to stop this from harming your mental health, you have to learn to cut back, say no, and enjoy a little downtime. If your mental health seems to be suffering, take a good long look at your life and make these adjustments where necessary.
Mental health problems are bigger in America than anywhere else in the world. While many instances cannot be helped, do your best to stay mentally fit by following these simple tips. A little prevention and precaution can go a long way. And of course, always seek professional help if you feel you need it. Pay attention, be vigilant, and protect your well-being for the rest of your life.
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