Living with any type of mental disorder can be incredibly difficult, and something that I experience every day. Stress-related mental disorders can make it especially hard, because life’s everyday struggles can be magnified tenfold. It can be really draining trying to cope with the relentless pressure that comes with these types of illnesses.
I’m learning to manage my stress-related mental disorder by trying to focus on the positive things in life and trying to avoid extreme stress or overwhelm as much as possible. I’ve found relaxation techniques such as mindfulness and meditation help me maintain a sense of inner peace, even during the toughest times. Taking regular breaks away from work or other activities also goes a long way in helping me stay grounded when things get tough.
Having support from friends and family is key in managing a stress-related mental disorder too. I’m so thankful for my loved ones who understand what I’m going through and can provide an endless amount of encouragement during challenging times. Without their love and understanding, it would be much more difficult for me to keep my head above water at times.
It’s been an ongoing battle managing a stress-related mental disorder, but it’s something that I try to live with each day because ultimately there is hope in every situation no matter how dark it may seem in the moment. Everyone experiences tough moments, but those moments are not permanent; they will pass if you remain hopeful that things will eventually get better again!