An addiction to alcohol, drugs or something else can damage your emotional and mental strength. Seek help if you are addicted to something to get rid of your bad habits. You may need a therapist if your addiction is severe and you need treatment. Journaling is a great way to relieve stress; it can help you to understand what caused your challenges. Choose a comfortable place and devote about 20 minutes a day for writing. You can start with what you are thinking or how you are feeling; you can use prompts like “My biggest challenge is ….”
A licensed mental health professional can help you understand why you are struggling and the best way to deal with your feelings. It is important to realize that an underlying mental health condition can be the cause of feeling emotionally and mentally fragile. Therefore, talking to a therapist is necessary to decide the best course of action. Relaxation, healthy food and exercise can help you maintain your emotional and mental strength. Devote enough time to taking good care of yourself through:
– Exercise regularly, about 30 minutes a day.
– Eating healthy foods like lean proteins, whole grains, vegetables and fruits.
– Getting enough sleep, eight hours per night.
– Devoting at least 15 minutes a day for yoga, deep breathing or meditation.
– Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, more if you are
sweating or exercising.
Enrich your mind with learning all the time; the more knowledge you accrue the mentally stronger and wiser you will get. Watch good films, read books, go to concerts and plays to take in art in some form, and at the same time make your own art like writing, making music, painting, doing sculpture or knitting. Learn new skills like how to fish or plant a garden.