Coping with Bad Mental Health Days
Despite what you may believe, nobody is 100% happy, 100% of the time. This is because our moods naturally ebb and flow throughout the course of the day, and our emotional well-being can be impacted by a variety of internal and external factors.
As a result, if you are dealing with ‘bad mental health days’, it’s important to note that you are not alone. A recent study found that “nationally, Americans face an average of 4.2 poor mental health days every month.”
Learning how to best cope with mental health days can reduce the frequency at which you experience them, alongside giving you insight into ways to make yourself feel better.
With that in mind, here are some simple ways to cope with bad mental health days.
Take A Break
Whenever you are having a bad mental health day, it’s important that you treat yourself with some grace and kindness by taking a break. For example, if you were to break your leg – you would not walk around on it all day waiting for it to get better. You’d rest and let yourself recover – and you should respond to emotional problems in the same way.
Practicing self-care is another great way to cope with a bad mental health day, as it encourages you to address your needs and put yourself first. As a result, it’s no surprise that “engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, increase happiness, and more.”
Talk to Someone you Trust
Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or other complex emotions, it’s natural to want to keep this information to yourself. This is because we may trick ourselves into believing we are being overdramatic or do not want to worry others. However, talking candidly about how you are feeling can be beneficial in more ways than one. After all, not only does it reduce feelings of isolation, but those listening can provide you with guidance, advice, or simply a shoulder to cry on.
To put it simply, talking about how you are feeling is perhaps the most effective way to deal with a bad mental health day.
Reach out to Peaks Recovery Today
If you find that you’re dealing with bad mental health days more often than you’re having a good day, it’s important that you are aware of the various support services that are available to you at this time.
At Peaks Recovery, we provide our clients with a range of holistic and therapeutic support services designed to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings ,and behaviors. This insight can help you to develop healthy coping mechanisms so that you’re better prepared whenever you encounter a bad day in the future.
To find out more, and take the first step toward recovery, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. A member of our team would be happy to talk you through our services, or answer any questions you may have.
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