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Are You Jeopardising Your Own Mental Health?

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Have you ever wondered if you are doing things that hurt your mental health?

You do things that either make or break your day from morning to night. You might not even realize that some of your things are bad for your mental health.

Here are some things that might be bad for your mental health.

Do you strive for perfection all the time?

If you constantly worry that you will not meet your own expectations, you might start to feel depressed, anxious, and guilty. The truth is that no one can be perfect, not even the best of us. The more perfectionism you possess, the more likely it is that you will have more mental disorders. Start by being open to feedback and not comparing yourself to other people. This will help you change the way you think.

Is checking your phone the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?

Thanks to technology, we all love how quickly and easily getting information. But being too dependent on technology brings its own problems. Research shows that using your phone too much can make you sad, anxious, and stressed out. Set aside chunks of time when you will not be able to use your phone. This will help you resist the urge to use it. At first, this might be hard, but as time goes on, you will be less likely to need your phone when you are bored.

Do you always stay up late?

 Not getting enough sleep hurts your body and can also make you tired, irritable, and hard to concentrate. Sleeping may seem boring, but your body needs a regular sleep schedule to be in the best shape possible.

Do you stay in toxic relationships?

Keeping toxic people in your life can be very bad for your mental health. You do not care about your own well-being and mental health in favor of someone else. This is usually a very one-sided habit. When you stay in a toxic relationship, things like sabotage, gaslighting, and abuse can happen. Find the warning signs, ask for help, and give yourself time to deal with this upsetting event. Realize that there are still healthy ways to love in the world and that you deserve it.

Do you refuse to ask for help?

If you do not ask for help, it feels like you are drowning in a pool while people watch from the edges. The path to a satisfying and mentally healthy life is made up of both personal and shared experiences. If you are having trouble on your own, it might seem hard or even impossible to talk to someone, especially if your problems are caused by people close to you. If that is the case, talk to a professional from Sunnyside Clinic and give yourself a chance to grow.

Do you compare yourself with others?

Because everyone posts about the best moments on their Instagram stories or Twitter feed, you might feel insecure about your own accomplishments. Whether your friend is on vacation, a friend of a friend is getting married, or an old classmate gets a promotion, you should know that their private lives are not as exciting as they make them seem.

Instead of trying to beat other people on their own journey, you should focus on yourself and how you can get better.

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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.