As someone living with PTSD and other mental health conditions, I can relate to the daily struggles of maintaining balance in my life. It’s not easy to be constantly on edge, or feeling an overwhelming sense of sadness and fatigue.
I’ve found that understanding my triggers and striving for self-awareness has helped me to cope better with difficult emotions. Taking time out for myself, finding ways to relax and being mindful of how I’m feeling throughout the day are some strategies I’ve employed to help make a difference in my life.
I also know the importance of getting professional help when needed – there are times when it’s extremely beneficial to talk through my feelings with an experienced counselor who understands where I’m coming from. With the right support network and treatment plan, I’m starting to find ways of managing my mental health battles in a healthier way and slowly regain control over those aspects of my life that feel sometimes uncontrollable.