Perhaps you’ve come to realize that you’re not coping very well, whether that be that you’re finding it hard to get motivated enough to get out of bed in the morning or you don’t feel like being social with your friends anymore. Or, maybe you’re getting over-frustrated at work. These are all signs that you may need to get help.
Unfortunately, a lot of people find it very hard to get help because it means being vulnerable, and that’s a very scary thing to do. But it’s also a relief to allow those walls to come down that may have been up for so long – you’re not having to put on that brave face anymore, you can just feel and get help to understand what’s going on, and how you can get better.
There are many ways to try to cope and manage the way that you feel. Here are just a few examples.
Struggling with an addiction.
If you’ve been struggling with an addiction, whether that be with drugs or alcohol – you need to get help. The problem with substances like these is that you begin using them because you want to. They may help you forget things or mask the pain that you’re feeling, and that’s exactly what you want. But there will come a time where you begin using these substances more and more because the effect starts to wear off as your body gets used to them. And, before you know it, you hit the stronger stuff and become highly dependent.
So, it’s extremely important that if you think you have a problem or other people have pointed it out to you – get the help that you need. Speak to your doctor and see what they advise you to do. There are many wonderful recovery centers like The Recovery Village Ridgefield that offer you the best around-the-clock care and support, while uncovering the deeper problem.
Talk about your feelings.
If you have supportive loved ones around you, whether that be your family members or your closest friends, know that they care about you and are always there to listen when you’re ready to talk. Sometimes you may not want to, which is fine, but it’s important that you don’t go too long without talking because you’ll find yourself sinking lower and lower, and then it’ll become harder and harder to get back up.
If you don’t want to talk to people within your circle though, go to your doctors and they will refer you to a professional that is trained to be that ear. Therapy is very helpful because while you may not understand why you’re feeling this way a professional may see other pieces to that puzzle that connect together that you may have never been aware of. If you still don’t feel ready for this, then talk to yourself, out loud. Or keep a journal, and write in it whenever you feel like it. Carry it around with you, and whenever you’re overcome with an emotion, write it all down.