“Invest time and energy in your well being. Create an atmosphere of emotional safety for yourself.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree
If there is one thing I have learned about surviving depression is that it is on me to maintain my emotional health. I need to spend time, effort, and diligence so that I do not backslide into depression causing me to have to start again.
It is not up to others to make sure that I am taking care. Yes, they can express their concern, asking me how I am doing. Yet, they have no power to twist my arm to invest in my well being.
Some things I have done to invest in my good mental health:
- Admit that I need help, then seek out the help
- Listen to the Physicians, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses
- Also listen to others who also have/or are dealing with depression
- Find safe outlets to have a place to express your feelings, or your thoughts
- I found ways to enhance my mental health. I chose blogging, reading, and when able cooking and baking.
- I have learned to shut out all influences that may trigger the wrong responses that may harm my mental stability
- When I slip/fail I have learned not to stay down, but, get back up and learn from those failures.
- Just keep an open mind to things that I can add to my to-do list that will bring me to my desired outcome.
I cannot tell you, promise, guarantee that what I have done will work for you. These are just some steps that I took to invest in my good mental health.
So dear reader here is what I can guarantee you, the best investment you can ever make is to invest in you!
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