Health

Psychological Rollercoaster…

Anyone who has ever struggled with mental health of any variety will know that rollercoaster you can go through in just one short week. Such a small event, one that may cause you a bit grief, can then lead to lots of seemingly insignificant things being deeply upsetting. This can lead to flare ups throughout your mental health. This is exactly what has been happening to me this past week. My anxiety and depression has been up in the air, leading to me losing all routine with the blog, twitter, and just generally in all life aspects.

Last Sunday, one of my little gerbils passed away. He had been a bit off all week, and my father then found him asleep on Sunday morning. I wasn’t overly surprised, as he was nearly four years old he was a fine age, not to mention that he had gone through cancer surgery. I will be writing more about his passing in the near future.DSC_0194

But it does not matter however prepared you are, a loss of a pet is always hard, however big or small you grow to love any creature you look after for a significant amount of time.

See, although I was obviously upset about this, it also felt like an element of relief as it meant I knew he was no longer suffering in any way. Of course I had concerns as to how his brother would cope on his own, but generally I felt alright. However this putting me in a slightly bad place on Sunday, had a big knock on effect to the rest of the week.DSC_0200

I wont go into detail about most of the events that followed as many of them are personal and many to do with things that have happened this year that I would prefer to keep to myself.

However nothing all that major happened, but it was enough to cause my depression to flare. I found myself being sent further and further down a negative spiral, each thing impacting me more and more. It got to a point where I just couldn’t handle even the slightest bit of negativity. Hence why I ended up taking a complete break from the blog, and an almost complete break from Twitter. DSC_0217

Sometimes you just have to take a step back as otherwise life could just get the better of you. When you have unstable mental health even the simplest of things can give you a bit of a bump, and set you on a psychological rollercoaster for the following period. But you have to make the time for yourself, to look after your own mental and physical health. This is what I was doing last week.

I now hope to step my game up again, and work on content for the rest of the month. Also, I am planning a giveaway for when I hit 1k followers on Twitter, so be sure to check out my twitter for more details.

What do you find can cause your mental health problems?

12 thoughts on “Psychological Rollercoaster…

  1. You’re right negativity does have a huge impact on your health. Sometimes it is hard to separate yourself from it . Taking breaks is needed . I take long breaks from people sometimes. I am a person that helps everyone and listen to everyone else’s problems and sometimes I get so wrapped up in people depresssion it causes me to be that way . When I feel like negativity is surrounding me I just pull away from it and mediate and do whatever I can to remove it . I try not to let it get to Far a few days max is what I allow myself to feel sad.

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    1. That’s a really good way of dealing with it. I try and always see things in a positive light, but sometimes too many little negative things can just lead to a spiral that’s hard to break. I’ve now actually had my anti-depressants increased a little to help me get out of my negative spiral xx

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a horrible situation. Such a bad thing can have an effect on your mental health. It’s great that you recognise that and have goals in place. I find if I am stressed and lots of unexpected things happen out of my control it tends to make me quite anxious. Thank you for sharing such a personal post xx

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  3. I don’t have mental Health problems, but I’m a firm believer in learning from others who are. I have so much respect for you, and you’re an inspiration to others who struggle with mental health. Glad you’re looking on the bright side and I look forward to reading your future content. Xx

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