Uff!! Iam exhausted. This is how Ive felt in the past few days. Totally famished. That is the reason I couldn’t write the poems I promised to.
Here are some tips about how mental illness patients should handle stress?
Take a break-
Just be away from your routine. Take enough time to bounce back and be with your family. Sleep a lot and if possible go for walks and meditate.
Don’t expect people to understand your condition-
Well, you will behave normal but, only you know how you feel and what you are going through. You may be nervous, frightened, scared, over worried, tensed and lose confidence too. Since you are behaving normal, people around will think nothing is wrong with you. BUT, only you know its a camouflage. From within you are battling a hurricane and stopping it from toppling you completely.
PEOPLE will expect that you to engage in all your normal routine and think you are pretending. Just ignore, take rest.
Laugh out loudly, read jokes, humorous books or spend time with friends and family.
This is an absolute killer. Just divert your mind to something positive and train it to think positive.
As you are resting, ponder on what is troubling you. Only you know your insecurities and reason for stress. Find your own answers, be strong and let nothing affect your mind and disturb it to the extend that stress kills your happiness and productivity.
Joining back work-
When you join back work, avoid too much of it. Take regular breaks and enjoy your work. Don’t take the stress of finishing your targets, that can take a toll on your health again.
Do not care for people who don’t care for you-
There are people who are born to criticize. They don’t see anything positive in ‘you’ or world around. Avoid talking to these people and don’t try to please them. They are the most toxic human beings.
Take your medications regularly and be with people who love humour, are happy and keep smiling 🙂