It’s OK not to be OK. And as much as you hear this statement, admitting you need help from others around us isn’t as easy and saying the words “I’m not OK” can be tough.
But even if you can’t voice your feelings to other people, recognising the signs you are not OK to help you get the help you need can be the first and most important step in your journey to be OK.
But what does it mean not to be OK? Being OK means many different things to different people, and one person’s OK can be widely different to another.
But identifying your feelings and knowing when you don’t feel yourself or needing help is personal and different to everyone.
How Are You Feeling?
Have you noticed your feelings have changed recently? Things that used to make you happy no longer do, or make you feel low more frequently. Continuous low moods, which are out of character for you, indicate that maybe you are struggling with something you need help with.
Some people find keeping a diary or using an app to track how they are feeling or to note any events or situations that affect how you feel or exacerbate your moods, taking a holistic approach to help you feel more like yourself by visiting a behavioral health clinic.
Many people who are experiencing low moods notice one of the big changes in their sleeping pattern. Not being able to sleep for a night time, not getting up or wanting to spend a lot of time sleeping along with disruption to your normal sleeping routine.
Sleep trackers and reestablishing a good sleeping routine can be a start to getting your sleeping pattern back on track, as can using sleep aids such as supplements, exercise and essential oils.
Used to enjoy your job but now you don’t? This isn’t always down to you personally, and many factors can influence your thoughts and feelings towards work. But if nothing has changed except your performance and desire to go to work, it may be a sign that you aren’t OK, which can impact your professional and personal life.
Food can be an indicator of many different mental and physical health conditions. For some people, low moods or increased anxiety can either suppress or increase their appetite.
For others, it is a change in the type of food they eat, and a once balanced diet can be altered with the addition of sugar and carb-loaded foods.
While a temporary change in usual eating habits isn’t something to be concerned about, ongoing issues need addressing, especially if your lack of appetite persists. Confide in someone you trust or visit your physician for diet advice.
If you are worried about your mental health, there are many avenues you can pursue when it comes to getting help. Seek advice from your doctor to discuss your next options and a treatment plan if required.
My Travel Tips and Recommendations
To book flights, I always use flight search engine Skyscanner, I regularly use the Everywhere tool to find the cheapest places to travel. It’s how I get to travel so much all around the world. I find it the easiest way to compare flight prices across airlines and get the best deals.
For accommodation, I usually book most of my hotels or hostels through Booking.com. I love using this platform as it provides me with some amazing deals for accommodation all around the world. Or if you prefer, I also recommend using Airbnb. If you haven’t signed up with Airbnb already, you can use this link to get £25 off your first visit!
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