As somebody who deals with a compulsive state of mind on a regular basis, I know that it can be both mentally and emotionally draining. Constantly worrying about every little thing, always analyzing every decision and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly can create an overwhelming sense of dread and hopelessness. It can be difficult to find ways to cope with this constant state of panic.
I’ve found some success by practicing the art of mindfulness: focusing on the present moment, sitting with my thoughts rather than trying to run away from them, making peace with my worries rather than trying to ignore them or push them aside. This has helped me create a balance between allowing myself enough time to work through my anxieties without letting them consume me entirely. I also prioritize getting enough sleep, eating well-rounded meals and making sure I take breaks throughout the day for some self-care activities such as yoga, reading or taking a walk outside.
My advice for anyone dealing with similar symptoms is to practice compassion for yourself while still setting healthy boundaries; remember that it’s OK to say no when something feels too overwhelming and that it’s important to give yourself permission to take some time away from work or other responsibilities if necessary. Taking care of your mental health should be a top priority!