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Stop Hiding Your Head In The Sand!Posted November 30, 2018 by Sue Prichard
We all have mental problems to deal with from time to time. In fact, that might be the one thing that every single person in the world has in common! Whether they’re big or small, no one is going to be able to go through life without having to deal with some kind of issue every now and again. The issue that a lot of people have is that, when do have a problem, they refuse to actually confront it. People tend to hide their heads in the sand and pretend that everything is fine rather than actually acknowledging that something might be wrong. Not only that but, even if they do acknowledge that there’s a mental problem, people tend to try to deal with them on their own. Whether it’s to protect the people around them or because they feel ashamed of what they’re going through, people try to hide their problems from their friends and family. But, as the old saying goes “a problem shared is a problem halved.” If you’re not able to talk to the people in your life and share your struggles with them, then you’re going to end up feeling isolated most of the time, and it will be that much harder to make any improvements in your life. With that in mind, here are a few parts of your life that can be vastly improved simply by communicating that something is wrong.
If there’s one issue that affects more relationships than just about anything else, it’s a lack of communication. In fact, most of the problems that people have in their relationships, including everything from arguments to infidelity, could be avoided if people just took the time to actually talk to each other rather than keeping everything inside all of the time. If you’re upset about something that your partner has done, don’t just keep it in. If someone doesn’t know that they’ve upset you, then they can’t do anything to avoid doing it again in the future. Of course, that’s not the same as attacking your partner for something. Part of communicating effectively is about getting your ideas across without causing a fight. Just be honest with each other about your feelings, and you’re likely to find things getting much easier overall.
The way you live your life is, of course, entirely up to you, but there does sometimes reach a point where your lifestyle becomes something of a problem. For a lot of people, there’s nothing better than spending their free time partying and enjoying themselves. While this is totally fine, it can turn into a problem if that kind of lifestyle is something you become dependent on. When that happens, it’s less about having fun and more about stopping yourself from feeling miserable. If you feel like you’re slipping into this kind of lifestyle then reaching out to friends, family, or even organizations like The Recovery Village can be incredibly valuable. Remember, recognizing that you’re in trouble and trying to break out of bad habits isn’t easy, but it’s always the best option in the end.
Despite the fact that being healthy is often right at the top of a lot of people’s priorities, many of us still have a tendency to ignore health problems when they come up. People will ignore symptoms for a long as possible rather than go and get them checked out by a doctor. Not only is this going to leave you feeling sick and uncomfortable for far longer than necessary, but checking symptoms early is one of the most important things that you can do. Sure, the idea of something going wrong and having to deal with things like chemotherapy and radiation can be incredibly scary. But it can be a lot worse if you try to ignore them. If you leave things too late, then your treatment options could be greatly reduced if it turns out that it’s serious.
When was the last time that you looked at your bank balance? Despite how much time many of us spend thinking and worrying about money, far too many people ignore how much money they actually have. This causes them to spend without thinking and get themselves into more and more financial trouble. By confronting your financial situation you can not only make smarter financial choices, but you may find that you have far less of a reason to worry than you thought.
Facing up to a problem and talking to people about it can be incredibly difficult a lot of the time. This is because a lot of people feel as though having to ask for help is a sign of weakness. However, the truth is that asking for help and being vulnerable to the people in your life is one of the strongest and bravest things that you can possibly do.