Dr. Lalitaa

8 Warning signs things are getting bad again

We all have different behaviours that will indicate to us that something is not right or that we don’t feel good within ourselves. When we offer ourselves the space to reflect on these behaviours we can step in to manage the behaviours before it gets to a crisis or we are burnt-out.

It’s so easy to put on a mask and or isolate yourself from everyone else when you feel that things aren’t ok. But you don’t have to put on that mask and pretend – there is support and friends and family who want to support.

So here are 8 Warning signs things are getting bad again

1. You are finding it hard to pay attention and keep focused

2. You don’t feel like yourself any more

3. You feel exhausted and low energy

4. You have noticed a change in your sleep patterns

5. You are more irritable and/or moody than usual

6. You are engaging in more self sabotaging behaviours

7. You have a sharp increase in screen time and feeling lonely

8. You are withdrawing from family and friends

A message to you if you are struggling: 

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the immense strength it takes to face mental health challenges head-on. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, scared, or uncertain during these times. Remember, you are not alone on this journey.

Mental health struggles can be tough to navigate, but please know that you are brave for acknowledging what you’re going through. Reaching out for support is a powerful act of self-love and courage.

During difficult moments, it’s essential to prioritise your well-being. Give yourself permission to take breaks when needed, and don’t hesitate to seek professional help or lean on your support network. Your mental health matters, and there is no shame in asking for support.

Remember that healing is not a linear process. Some days may be more challenging than others, but please be patient with yourself. It’s okay to take things one step at a time and to give yourself grace during the healing journey.

Engage in activities that bring you joy and comfort. Whether it’s spending time in nature, practicing mindfulness, or pursuing creative outlets, finding moments of solace can provide a sense of relief during difficult times.

If negative thoughts start to overwhelm you, try to challenge them with self-compassion and understanding. You are not defined by your struggles, and it’s essential to counter self-doubt with self-affirmation.

Above all, remember that you are strong and resilient. You have the inner strength to overcome challenges and embrace a brighter future. Even on the darkest days, know that there is hope, and things can get better with time and support.

Please don’t hesitate to seek professional help if you need it. Mental health professionals are here to listen, understand, and guide you on your journey towards healing and well-being.

Remember, you are worthy of love, happiness, and a life filled with purpose. Your mental health is a vital part of who you are, and it’s worth investing time and energy into caring for it.

As you navigate through this storm, know that you are not alone. There is a community of people who understand and support you. We stand together in solidarity, reminding each other that we are never alone in our struggles.

Take a deep breath and know that you have the power within you to face these challenges. Lean on your support system, practice self-compassion, and be patient with yourself. You are stronger than you know, and brighter days are ahead.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this post 💬

🌟Keep shining your light.

With love and empathy,
Dr. Lalitaa 🦋🤍🧠


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