Treat Yourself Like You’re Sick

Sometimes my mental health has so deteriorated, I should treat myself like I’m sick.

  • Remove myself from crowds
  • Get some rest and try to sleep
  • Hydrate more and eat good food
  • Assess my symptoms and identify what made me feel so bad
  • Take care of my body at home
  • Seek treatment if it gets worse
  • Return to normal activity gradually
  • Try to avoid, remove, or clean up whatever made me feel bad

This is a new way of thinking for me, and yet it’s so simple, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it this way before.

Hope it helps you, too. Next time your mental health suffers, treat yourself like you’re sick.

Published by Amanda Herring, Writer

Practical wisdom, joys and pains, motivation and tough love, from the perspective of a Mississippi mom, traveler, business owner, goal crusher, substance seeker, and full-time dreamer

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