5 Ways to Cope With Your Breakdown
At least for a start~
Suffering from a breakdown could be the worse thing that can happen to us daily, it can be triggered by anything from our surroundings, in your work environment, in your family, in your friendship, or your relationship with your partner. The condition will trigger anxiety, severe stress-induced depression, etc. The symptoms of this breakdown are depressive symptoms such as; loss of hope and thoughts of self-harm or even worse, suicidal thoughts, the individual who suffers a breakdown also shows anxiety, dizziness, upset stomach, panic attacks, extreme mood swings, insomnia, etc. The feelings can last from a few minutes to a few weeks, it is unpredictable, right? These are 5 things that I learned that might help you not only survive a hard time but also grow as a person from your difficult experience.
- Sit back and Relax
After a long hard day, try to be relaxed once in a while. Even though it seems impossible when your chest feels heavy or your body is still trembling which makes your body cannot hold the upright position, don’t force it. Give it time until you are ready to give it a shot even just for a minute to put away your phone and listening to your surrounding, turn off the lights if you have to. You must be imagining that you are in a dark pit in the beginning but try to imagine on the grateful things in your life, keep your focus on the good things that happened that day, even the smallest thing maybe it because of the weather or a warm greeting from your neighbors, etc. Remember all the small things that matter.
2. Reach Out to Professional
When your nervous breakdown starts to effects your day, you might want to consider going to professional because it’s the safest place for your issues when you feel like the world is at war with you, the professionals are your safe bunker. Get the medication you need to ease up your struggles, and do talk therapy to heal the core of your issue. It is normal to go to a doctor when you feel unwell, so it is normal to go to a professional to treat your mental health issues.
3. Talk to Your Friends and Family
When having a breakdown it could be exhausting to be around people, especially your close friends and your family because you will spend so much energy to hide all your issues in front of them, you know that you are vulnerable with your closest ones, so maybe you will be a little clowny or you keeping a straight face for hours. This is a great way to learn which of them will listen and be there for you, and which of them won’t.
4. You’re Not Alone
You might be alone in your room, looking outside people are getting ready for the day, and you are missing out. You scroll through your social media, everybody got the thing but you’re not (and this is why you should’ve put your phone away in the morning). You might feel that you are alone, but you are not. Try to find someone else’s story on surviving a breakdown, someone who suffered from mental health issues, try to see from the survivor’s point of view at least to understand, that you are not alone. We can make it. The sun will shine on us again brothers and sisters (Loki, in Infinity War).
5. Love Yourself
Having a nervous breakdown means that your guilt, fear, shame is on its maximum level, try to let go of that feeling first by giving your soul a rest. Get a massage, do meditation, drink a cup of hot tea, listen to your favorite music, and dance away. It’s you who can make it happen, it’s you who can make the first step. If you want someone to believe in you, believe in yourself first then others will follow. Do all the good stuff that you are capable at the moment, I promise you it won’t hurt.