The sad reality is, most people are actually battling mental illnesses that they know nothing about. It also happens that most can accept that they are sick and need help. Diseases such as PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, psychotic and anxiety are diseases just like any other. The only difference is that they are mental and not physical, meaning that they have higher chances of doing things that they may not do in their right state of mind.
In order to keep your mental health in check, certain things are non-negotiable when it comes to it. Below are 5 things that your mental health is more important than:
1. Your relationship
Very many people find themselves staying in abusive or unhealthy relationships that end up affecting them mentally negatively. If you are not happy in a relationship, you are being unfair to yourself. Love yourself enough to realize that your mental health is more important than that relationship you are in. If it does not give you peace of mind, then you have no business staying in it.
2. People’s opinions
Truth is, everyone has something to say about other people. Even if you are a good person, there are people who will try so hard to find fault in you. Do not let their opinions get to you. You are not for everybody and that should be your superpower.
Sometimes, we find it so hard to move forward in life because we are afraid of what our family members will say about us. We end up being people pleasers, feeding other people’s needs and never our own.
4. Your job
There are so many people who would do anything for their jobs. This is not meant to discourage you but truth is, if you died today, a new person would be found to replace you in the next few days. If you find yourself being so stressed and worried about your job, prioritize your mental health and either speak up to your boss or down your tools.
5. Your Status in society
The purest and most beautiful things I have come across in life is when very influential people become vulnerable by speaking about their struggles. It takes a lot for one to speak about such things and accept their struggles. It does not matter if you are the president of your country; your mental health does not care about any of that.
Raisa Ichalut is a futuristic, wellness- nichéd Content Creator who seeks to use this website as a tool that informs, empowers, and enlightens people on topics around self- discovery, development, and love, general wellness, positivism, energy, healing, and mindfulness.