Staying cooped up inside your house for most of the days is very counterproductive. People with mental health problems tend to do worse when they have nothing to do. So, should you take a break? Should you go on a vacation while struggling with all the drama?
And we're Back !
Some of those last posts hit very close to home. I had to take a break from looking inside and just write. Write to clear my head, write to stay busy. Also I wanted to share the way I was coping with all of this. Maybe it will help someone struggling with the same things. Maybe it won't. But it helped me and that's what this blog is all about.
Panic, anxiety and emotional outbursts are not really good examples of a person with a perfect mental health. But do they define you, or are they the things you have to overcome while working on your mental health?
Trying to find distraction so your mind can't play tricks on you. Most of the time it keeps the demons at bay. But what do I use to help me cope? I use several coping mechanisms: Keeping Busy, writing, making music video's, exercise and most importantly, Talk about it! Read all about my coping mechanisms below.
Talk about it, is what they say. It should help you. But where do you begin? Do you want to take them through the worst things you have experienced? Do you want to burden them?
Fear and Shame are the 2 biggest feelings I had/have. Fear that this might never go away and will stay this bad. And the feeling of shame that I somehow am failing my family...