Normalize Mental Health
Many things cause broken hearts. And depression, anxiety, and grief can cause other physical pain. And yet, although the topic of getting proper mental health care is more accepted, tradition and culture cause us to ignore these common griefs because they’re “normal,” and we can just “move on.” Or worse, people only tell you time can heal it. But the pain remains, and the anxiety builds up.
However, we can do things and steps we can take to heal correctly, at our own pace, with proper care.
We’ve partnered with OutwitTrade to bring you expert tips for handling anxiety that could help yours if you’re dealing with any grief.
Decide on your desired state and rehearse it
This is probably better known as “fake it ‘til you make it,” but consider it a form of manifestation. We need time to grieve, and some pain can’t just evaporate, but pushing to continue the normalcy, you’ll find moments when it feels okay. And then it becomes OK.
Deep breathing exercises, acupressure, exercising and visualizing throwing your worries away
Experts suggest these simple exercises to reduce stress throughout the body to go hand in hand with the first point. Focusing on breathing is an act of meditation; it’s the one thing you can always control. Having that moment where you remember you’re alive, you’re in control, and your breathing can be enough.
Consider an activity that will get you out of the house and have some interaction with people
During the pandemic, leaving the house can be either impossible or guilt-inducing. But there are safe ways to reduce the risk (wearing a mask, social distancing, sanitizing, etc.). Getting out of your house and seeing someone that always makes you happy when you see them instantly heals you for a bit. Sometimes you have to think about your mental health and make the extra effort to safeguard your physical health to protect it.
Realize you’re not alone, and seek help
Because we feel grief suddenly, not every day, we forget that other people experience it. We forget that we can ask for help. Having someone to talk to and be honest and let everything out is a step toward healing and happiness.
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