mental health/taking a break

mechanicalbride 1/4/2022 10:43 am 455

im taking a break from talking to my irl friends/social media so i can work on my mental health but i honestly have no idea where to start. like its so stressful to even think about my mental health let alone taking a break. today i washed my face, brushed my teeth and took out the garbage but it didnt feel like enough. i also have no clue what to do for fun now since im taking a break from social media. does anyone have any tips or like how you even start to improve your mental state?

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Jan 4, 2022 4:16 pm

I also wanna work on my mental health so I might try alot of these ideas! My suggestion would be to try a new hobby, journal, I personally draw how I feel whenever I have alot of mental stuff going on it can really help

Jan 4, 2022 3:41 pm

Make a list of chores/productive things you should do. Do a couple at a time and then take a break and reward yourself, take it slow and if you don't feel like doing it, tell yourself that right after you finish it you can do whatever you want! It helps a lot with motivation because it kind of makes you just want to get it out of the way so you can enjoy your free time.
Or something else you could do is just have a couple days to just enjoy yourself, watch tv, go on a few walks, make kandi, or whatever would usually make you happy! Then after a couple days of just chilling out start doing some productive stuff because those last couple days might put you in a bit of a better mood and give you a little motivation to knock out some chores.
Another thing, every so often treat yourself and have a nice bath, wash your face and just kinda clean yourself up a bit. If you feel nice and clean physically it really helps with your mental health because after you get out of the shower nice and clean it kind of feels like a new fresh start on your day! (for me at least)

Hope these little suggestions help <3 /gen

Jan 4, 2022 2:41 pm

@luffl3b3rry: i just saw this, im really sorry but you are so sweet and this is honestly so encouraging to me. im pb gonna look back on this alot from time to time x3 thanks sosososo much for these ideas

Jan 4, 2022 11:22 am

hai this is going to be a momcore response but doing small forms of excerscise idk how to spell it really helps if you can. like even walking or stretching or smth. and if you have any hobbies make time to do them ^_^

Jan 4, 2022 11:14 am

@gaythoughtsheadfull: idek what i like but ill try figuring that out during my break ig.. alsooo i hope when you do recover its fun and easy<3

Jan 4, 2022 11:10 am

I am NOWHERE NEAR recovery, but try doing little things you like everyday. Reward yourself for chores, even self care, every little bit help

Jan 4, 2022 11:07 am

honestly, those things you good are such a good thing to focus on while trying to improve. Don’t feel like you’re not enough, even just getting out of bed, or getting something to eat is a big accomplishment. Think of it that way. Take baby steps. Start experimenting with things. Try new things tied around something you already like doing. I have always really like drawing and I never expected that I’d like to paint! Go on walks, bike rides, or even car rides if you know how to drive. Getting outside makes me feel better, and I think it’s worth a try. Remember that you are not being lazy. Keep your life the way you want it to be. Whether that’s to challenge yourself everyday, or make it a goal to even just brush your teeth. Keep yourself busy with happy hobbies, take small steps at a time, and soon you’ll be feeling better. That’s when you can slowly add on more challenges, maybe even just getting outside, or walking to a park. Something like that. This has always helped me, and even though it takes a long time, it’s 100% worth it. I hope you feel better soon, and I hope these ideas help :3