How to Take Control of Your Life by Controlling Your Mental Health

In Health, Self-Help by Sayna Behkar

Let’s first think about ourselves. We want to take control of everything in our life, but… something prevents us from doing so. Something which is normal at its typical rate, but could be disastrous if we don’t have control!

We all may get exhausted of the things that are going on in our life at times. If a constant life stress affects all our body and mental stability, and it can simply show its impacts to our decision, career, study, relationship, physical health, and our entire life!

Let’s take a closer look at ourselves and figure out that thing inside us that causes stress. It’s essential for you to be able to communicate effectively with your inside self and discover that language hidden inside you in order to find the answer to your questions, heal yourself from pain, and get rid of every tension inside you that is causing your mental and physical disorder. When you have an unusual feeling, it’s a sign that something is wrong and your body is trying to tell you what it is. You have to first notice this sign and bring your body, mind, soul and spirit into alignment. But, how?

Along your journey and its ups and downs, various things can lead to mental problems and make you feel like you are actually in a war with yourself. It’s time to put that aside and say ‘no’ to everything or everyone that causes all these feelings that puts you in a condition in which you don’t want to be. Of course, the first step is to figure out what’s causing your internal chaos. There is no need to dive so deeply into those causes and to blame yourself for those things. Just notice them without questioning yourself too much. Give time for yourself without putting that pressure to do everything at once and be patient with yourself.

Although during this period, we all have experienced a cumbersome amount of stress from different points, it was an opportunity to take time for ourselves and to find out what can help us to let our hair down. As an example, for six months, I was alone, staying at a small room in a city where all of my friends left there after COVID-19 spread all over the world. I was in a situation in which I felt more connected with nature and did more meditation with light sound, candle, and Palo Santo. Also, I remember that my phone stopped working and every day, I grabbed my coffee and sugar-free cookies, went to my favorite park, and drank it there while watching nature and listening to birds chirping. It became so desirable habit for me that every morning I woke up happily to do so. I have never imagined that one day grabbing a coffee and a cookie would be enough to motivate me to open my eyes enthusiastically without thinking about my daily struggles and embrace the nature outside freely.

There may be numerous things to feel like a weight off your shoulders, just in case they match with your inner voice. You have the responsibility to spare time for yourself. Create a calm space, close your eyes, take a deep breath. Never choke that inner voice by using the words like “I don’t know” or “I can’t” while you are talking with yourself. That’s how you can be in a same line with yourself. That line is when you stop that war with yourself. Take that time to shut down the noise of the world and hug that beautiful soul lives inside you and is always with you. You believe that you’re enough in a way that you are, regardless of how people think or say. You believe that you can do whatever you are dreaming about and have self-respect and self-love that no one can ever take away from you.