Stop recreating the environment that hurt you. You can’t heal there.
In my decade of back and forth with depression and anxiety, I discovered this important truth that people don’t talk about enough.
When you’re struggling with mental health, you tend to develop a lot of unhealthy habits – poor hygiene, lack of focus, procrastination, messy surroundings, unmade beds, piles of dishes and laundry – these habits tend to stem from just not caring anymore because you’re so emotionally and mentally exhausted from fighting your inner demons for months at a time.
But these habits are just that, habits. They stick with you. These habits contribute to the cycle of being pulled back into those episodes of sadness, hopelessness, sorrow and depression.
I was given a lot of advice and help to overcome depression many times, but until I started to see my depressive habits as triggers for more depression, I couldn’t kick the cycle.
If you’re struggling with mental health or any cycle of highs and lows (first off, professional help is a great place to start, but also) look at the habits you’ve gotten used to.
Are the effects of your uneasiness causing more uneasiness?
You can’t heal in the environment that broke you, and you can’t stay healed if you keep recreating that broken environment.
This is a big reason for The Happy Mom-Brain; in my signature book I will walk you through steps to overcome overwhelm, find who you really are, and give you advice and tools to change your habits and environment to lead you to a life of peace and joy!