Mental Health (4)
Mental health is incredibly important. Here we'll discuss some various mental health topics as well as tips and tricks to keep our minds at their best.
You deserve to rest easy at night and wake up feeling refreshed each morning. It may feel like an impossible task, but as it turns out, there are numerous ways we can work to improve our sleep quality at night, as well as help ourselves to fall asleep faster. As a person who suffered from brutal insomnia for nearly my entire life, I can personally vouch for the information I'm sharing below because it truly helped improve not only my quality of rest, but my quality of life.
More than a third of adults in America have reported not getting enough sleep (ideally 7+ hours), which is unfortunately associated with "an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress" according to the CDC.
As someone who has struggled almost her entire life with depression, panic disorder, anxiety, insomnia, ADD and more - I want to be able to help others to not feel the way I've felt in the past. I'm not a doctor, but I have been actively working on managing my mental health and have had some great success lately. I want to share some of the ways that I've managed to improve my mental health, and the science I found that backs up the reasons why it's working. Please keep in mind as you read this that I'm not a medical or mental health professional, so this advice should not take the place of you speaking to your own doctor or doing your own research.
Bipolar disorder isn’t being full of drive and excitement about your passions, but then you hit a setback and boom – you feel sad, hate yourself, and lose all your self-esteem. Bipolar disorder isn’t feeling like a pathetic loser, but the minute something great happens, you suddenly feel like you’re on top of the world. Bipolar disorder isn’t about being emotionally reactive, being super moody, or having fast moving emotions that swing from one end of the spectrum to the other the instant something happens to you.
As much as we don’t like anxiety or when our body goes into fight or flight mode, our body does those things for a reason. Anxiety says, “be careful! We don’t want that bad thing to happen.” Fight or flight mode is our body going into crisis mode to try to keep ourselves safe from serious harm or death.