Your Mental Health Matters

A girl taking care of her mental health
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Your mental health matters more than your comfort zone. It’s scary to ask for help. It’s scary to visit a support group. It’s scary to admit that, no, you are not fine. But your comfort zone isn’t meant for living. It is a place you can visit temporarily until you are ready to take a step outside. Until you are ready to find the place where you truly belong.

Your mental health matters more than your career. You are allowed to take a day off from work when your stress gets the best of you. You are allowed to relax for a change. You are allowed to give yourself a break instead of working yourself to exhaustion. You are never going to get far in your career if you push your health to the side.

Your mental health matters more than your reputation. If someone looks down on you for getting the help you need, then they need to reorganize their priorities. Never focus on their negativity. You should be proud that you’re taking the steps to better yourself. Most people don’t do that. Most people refuse to make a change. Most people drown in their pain.

Your mental health matters more than your schedule. You might feel like you don’t have time to visit a psychiatrist or practice medication. But you make time for the things you care about. Wake up a little earlier. Go to bed a little later. Ask your boss for a longer lunch break. Find a way to fit the most important things into your schedule.

Your mental health matters more than money. You might have to spend your paychecks on a therapist. You might have to pay for pills. You might have to take out a loan so you can move into a new apartment, just so you can get away from the toxic environment you are stuck in. You might feel like you are throwing cash down the drain, but it is never a waste to take care of yourself. If you let your mental health decline, then you might not be around in a few years to spend the money you were saving anyway.

Your mental health matters more than your relationship. If your person won’t support your journey toward recovery, then they aren’t meant for you. They should be encouraging you. They should be comforting you. They should be there for you every step of the way, cheering you on from the sidelines, not judging you.

Your mental health matters more than your pride. Having anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or any other mental health issues is nothing to be ashamed about or embarrassed about at all. You shouldn’t hide your problems away and hope they disappear on their own. That won’t happen. You have to choose to work on them. You have to take action.

Your mental health matters more than anything else. Love yourself enough to consider yourself a priority. Love yourself enough to admit that you matter. Love yourself enough to get help now, because there’s no reason to wait another day. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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