Pursuing Results – Finding Self-Worth Beyond The Struggle
When you’re feeling like crap, like when anxiety takes over, or when you’re trying to cope with intensely painful emotions, or when you’re overwhelmed with negativity, the last thing you want to do is get up and do …anything…
We tend to hide: in the safety of the anonymous online world, in marathons of Netflix, in anything that means we can just be alone.
But at those times, that’s the worst thing you can do!
Below are two strategies I have used to help other and myself to move out of the mental hell that we sometimes find ourselves.
#1 – Reach out to People
Let go of those negative emotions and thoughts instead of letting them intensify by going against them – Reach out to people who will empower you to pull yourself out of your situation.
If you’re shy or anxious, this is going to sound like a terrible idea, but trust me, you can do it!
Pick up the phone, send an email, invite someone out for a walk or to come over to hang out for a while. Are there people who have been inviting you out but you keep declining? Try saying yes!
Choose to be around people who love you and want you to feel great!
When you’re with them, throw yourself into the activity. Focus on your similarities. Really FEEL it when you’re laughing and enjoying yourself and each other.
Recognize your differences too, and accept them. Let go of your judgment so you can truly connect. We’re all human, after all.
Making connections is so important for your mental health. When you feel like you belong to your community, when you can connect with others, you will feel more motivated, healthy, and happy!
We all have good days and bad days. You might want to hide when you feel low, but reaching out and spending time with friends, family, acquaintances, people at events, etc., you’ll find that everyone struggles. We all have difficult times.
You are not alone! Take comfort in knowing that.