Ignoring the signs to look after ourselves is unfortunately a thing we all can resonate to. But ignoring all the signs our mind and body show us doesn’t make us feel any better. I wish it would but sadly that isn’t how our mind and body connection works.
You need to take care of your mental health to have a good life balance and achieve all your goals in life. And you also need practice to looking after your mental well-being by taking breaks when necessary. By ‘practice’ it means being aware of the signs your body shows you and all the unhealthy habits you may have developed in your life that aren’t contributing to maintaining good mental well-being.
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Of course, all the signs your body shows that you need to take a moment for yourself are linked to emotions, feelings, and physique. If you have noticed some of the below signs recently, then it may be worth reflecting on what you can do to check in with you to look after yourself a little more like taking a break from your everyday life!
Signs you may need to take a break/ moment for yourself:
- You feel overwhelmed
- You are moody for no reason.
- You lose connection to self.
- You feel disconnected from you are doing.
- You have no motivation to go on with life.
- You often find yourself feeling agitated.
- You have recently started to isolate yourself from friends/ family.
- You feel like everyone is getting on your last nerve.
- You are not interested in the things you used to enjoy doing.
- You have increased your caffeine intake.
- You feel disconnected from others.
- You are engaging in bad or unhealthy habits.
- You find it hard to bounce back from a low mood than usual.
- You over-sleep or not sleeping properly.
- The smallest of task can feel too much.
- You are not happy with yourself.
Sometimes we need to take a break from everything to recharge ourselves. And to do that, it is important to be aware of the signs our mind and body show us. Taking a mental health break can be looking like reducing your social media and phone screen time, taking a break from your work, and studies, spending alone time, or spending time with your favorite person/ people and doing whatever your mind and body desire.
However, if you feel you need help professionally to deal with this, it maybe be important to speak to someone (counsellor/ psychologist) who could help you. Reaching out for help can have so many benefits to your mental health. Life gets hard sometimes. So, please don’t feel you have to struggle alone.
P.S. I’m sending lots of love and strength to you! I hope you find this article helpful to channel your inner self 😊
What do you think about this article? Do any of these resonate? Let me know in the comments below! ❤️
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