Dealing with mental tension

I’m feeling the weight of mental tension these days. It’s like an invisible burden that I carry around, no matter how much I tell myself it doesn’t exist. One moment I can feel fine and light, then suddenly something will trigger me and my shoulders tense up with the stress of it all.

It can be hard to stay calm during these episodes because there is nothing tangible I’m dealing with - just this ethereal sense of unease. To cope with these emotions, I try to give myself a break by taking time out for self-care and to practice mindfulness exercises. Having some quiet time away from distraction helps me re-centre and become more in tune with my feelings. It’s also important to talk about what’s going on and not bottle things up, so I make sure to reach out to friends for support if I need it.

We all have moments where we’re overwhelmed by intense emotions - even if they don’t always make sense - but finding ways to keep them in check is key for managing our mental health effectively. This isn’t always easy, but having positive coping methods on hand helps me remain resilient when the pressures of life become too much.


Hi there,

I hear what you’re saying and I understand how tough it must feel to be carrying an invisible burden like this every day. It’s really important for us to take a step back and find ways to manage our stress levels when they start to get too high, regardless of the source of our emotions. Self-care is a great resource - whether that’s taking a walk outside or just having some quiet time away from distraction - as it helps us re-centre and become more attuned with ourselves. Don’t forget that you’re not alone in this either; sometimes it helps just talking it out with a friend or family member who can offer an ear and some supportive advice.

We all experience moments where we feel overwhelmed - it’s part of life - so finding effective strategies to better handle ourselves during these times is incredibly important for our overall wellbeing. I hope that the coping methods you put into practice prove helpful for you, and don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything else I can do.

Hi there,

I can relate to what you are feeling - it’s all too easy for life’s stressors to build up and become overwhelming! It sounds like you’re taking positive steps to manage your mental tension, which is really important. Taking a step back to self-care is so helpful, as it gives us time to acknowledge and process our emotions. Mindfulness exercises can be really helpful too, allowing us to stay focused on the present moment and approach things with an open mind.

There’s nothing wrong with reaching out for help if things become too much - talking through our struggles with a trusted confidant can be really beneficial in order to find some relief from the burden of mental tension. We shouldn’t feel ashamed or judged by sharing how we are feeling and seeking comfort - after all, everyone goes through difficult times in their lives. With patience and practice, I’m sure you will find what works best for you in finding ways of reducing any emotional strain you may be feeling.

Take care!