My Journey to Health
Posted On July 24, 2022
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We all have ups and downs, but when it comes to our health, we should be working towards ups more often than downs. Everyone has their own unique struggles, but there are universal truths we can all relate to. This is my story about the journey to health that I faced and conquered. Have you ever felt like your world was caving in? Life is falling apart? That’s how I felt about my life for the past two years. It was a constant up and down roller coaster ride of stress, anxiety, and fear. And it didn’t help that everyone around me seemed to be happy and perfect while I was drowning in self-loathing and self-pity every day. We all have our ups and downs, but when it comes to our health, we should be working towards ups more often than downs. This blog post will help you understand why your diet affects your mental health and what you can do about it.
Health is a concept that can be difficult to define because what it means to be healthy for one person may be different than it is for someone else. When it comes to mental health in particular, there are even more factors to consider. In general, mental health is often defined as the absence of mental illness. It’s a state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to live a productive, joyful life.
Depression and anxiety are two common mental illnesses. They are often thought of as the same thing, but they are actually very different. Both can be caused by a variety of things, but the two most common types of depression are triggered by a chemical imbalance in the brain and feelings of sadness. Anxiety can be caused by stress, but it can also be caused by a variety of different factors. The prevalence of depression and anxiety in the general population is high, with approximately 16% of the world’s population experiencing some form of mental illness in their lifetime. That’s a lot of people! Unfortunately, many of them are not seeking treatment. In fact, only 1/3 of patients with depression ever seek treatment, and only 1/2 of patients with anxiety ever seek treatment.
This is a question only you can answer. But if you feel like your mental health is in danger and you’re not sure why, it’s important to seek help. There are a ton of resources out there for people with mental health
issues. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of them! For me, it was a combination of not being in a good place mentally, physically, and emotionally. I had just finished my degree and was about to start a master’s program. I was in a very unhealthy relationship and I had just gotten out of an extremely toxic friendship. My diet was mostly takeout and processed food. I was barely exercising, and I was using alcohol as a way to cope with everything going on in my life. I was also spending way too much time online and not sleeping enough.
It’s scary to think about how low I was when I was in the deepest parts of my depression. I felt like I had no control over anything in my life. I was unhappy with my career, my relationship, and with myself. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, and I was too afraid to make a change. And I was too ashamed and too afraid to talk to anyone about it. I felt disconnected from everything and everyone around me. Everyone else’s lives looked perfect and happy, while mine was falling to pieces. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. I thought everyone else was just lucky and that my life was going to be like this forever. I thought it was just part of growing up and getting older.
Thankfully, I discovered that health was important to me way before I hit rock bottom. I remember reading a blog post about the importance of a well-balanced diet and the positive effects it can have on our mental health. It was a light bulb moment for me. I realized that my bad mental health was linked to the unhealthy habits I had been practicing for years. I had no idea that my diet was affecting my mood, my energy levels and my ability to concentrate in school. I thought it was normal to feel tired all the time. I thought it was normal to feel depressed. I thought it was normal to feel anxious. I thought it was normal to feel like a failure.
I started paying attention to my diet, I researched the importance of a good diet for mental health and I slowly made changes in the way I ate. I started eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. I stopped eating processed foods and sugar as much. I started exercising more and I made sure to get enough sleep every night. I was amazed at how quickly my mood, energy levels and ability to concentrate in school improved. I felt like a new person. I didn’t feel depressed anymore. I didn’t feel like a failure. I had more confidence in myself and in my abilities. I felt like I had control of my life again.
As a society, we are obsessed with physical health, but we don’t often think about the importance of mental health. It can be easy to forget that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. If you’re struggling with any form of mental illness, pay attention to your diet and exercise. It can help you feel better, think more clearly and live a happier life. Take care of yourself. You are worth it.