5 Mental Health Goals

Hi, loves!

Today, I thought I’d write about my mental health goals for the next.. well, however long it takes me to reach them! I won’t be putting any pressure on myself to reach these goals by a certain date, because I don’t want to feel bad if I don’t reach them. Just as long as I make a little progress each week towards these goals, that’s good enough for me! So, without further ado… My mental health goals:

1.) To stop seeing food as the enemy

For so many years now I have seen food as something to be fearful of and something that is damaging towards me, when we all know it’s quite the opposite. Food is fuel that every human needs to continue to live, so why should I deny myself such a basic necessity? It’s definitely easier said than done, but I hope one day I can see food as something that helps me thrive rather than something that causes me to feel indescribable guilt. I’m definitely not there yet with this one, but hopefully one day I will be.

2.) To be able to leave the house alone

Obviously there are times now where I have to leave the house alone, for example to get the bus to work, but I want to go one step further. I want to be able to leave the house alone because I want to, not because I have to. I’ve definitely got better at this recently when leaving the house to play Pokemon Go (hey, whatever works!) but I still find it a massive battle that causes a lot of stress, anxiety and panic. I hope one day I can leave the house alone to go for a walk or nip to the corner shop without a second thought, but for now I’m super happy with where I’m at and how far I’ve come even being able to leave the house alone at all!

3.) To stop worrying my family and friends

I’m very impulsive, and sometimes I do things that worry the people around me. I hate people worrying about me, especially those I love, so a big goal of mine is for the people who love me to be able to trust me again. I know it’s going to take time to build up that trust but I’m hoping as I get well again that trust naturally comes back.

4.) Develop healthier coping mechanisms

This one slightly links in with the impulsivity I spoke about in the last goal. I tend to use very unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with emotions I don’t know how to deal with, which leads me down a destructive path where I push everyone away and everyone worries about me. I’m going to make an active decision to research healthy coping mechanisms and put them into practice. I have control over this and I need to remember this. I’m hoping I can learn some better coping strategies when I start therapy for my eating disorder in a few months – I feel like that’s where recovery is really going to take off for me and I honestly can’t wait to hopefully get my life back.

5.) Stop overthinking

Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to stop overthinking. Even without anxiety, I feel like it’s in my nature to second guess everything. However, if I can limit it to a relatively normal amount, I’ll be happy with that. It’s exhausting having to overthink constantly!

That’s my 5 mental health goals! I have many more so if you’d like to see a part two to this post just let me know down in the comments! What are your mental health goals, or goals in general? I’m super intrigued to know!

Lots of love,

Soph. xx

14 thoughts on “5 Mental Health Goals

  1. These are great goals! Especially the one about seeing food as the enemy. I’ve been working on this one a lot lately, and trying to switch my thoughts to ‘Food is medicine.’ I trust you’ll be able to achieve all your goals with hard work and perseverance!

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  2. This is harder to follow than readind, Especially for people into such situation like deep depression or anxiety๐Ÿค”. But a worthy post for people who does this, this will help for a better mental health. Great share โœจ๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ

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  3. Other mental health goals I have include:
    1. Giving some time to myself.
    2. Doing at least one thing I enjoy each day.
    3. Prayer-I know I am religious this way, but prayer with the God I believe in always gives me clarity and comfort. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I am sometimes but it’s nothing I can’t deal with, plus I guess everyone past the age of 20 is carrying weight on their shoulders! But thank you very much for recognising things aren’t always easy for me – that’s very lovely of you. I hope things are going great for you too. โค

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