Having a mental breakdown isn’t fun. I would know, I had a couple in my life, not as severe as others i’m sure but needless to say they weren’t a walk in the park.
Most of the articles I read says the same thing. Take a deep breath, meditate..blah blah blah. While I don’t disagree with that advice by any means I just don’t see it as practical as the advice i’m going to give you in this article.
Take into account:
The severity of the mental breakdown. There is a fine line between a mental breakdown and over exaggerating a situation. If you feel a break down coming on or an over exaggeration of some sort, simply take a step back. Use your head. Is this a big deal? Is it the end of the world? If its not, which it most likely is not. Simply just WALK AWAY.
It’s that simple:
Walk away from whats causing you that breakdown. Are you fighting with your partner to much to the point it’s making you go nuts? Walk away. Is work stressing out that day? Go outside for a second, or go for a run during your lunch time. It releases a feel good hormone called “Dopamine” which is activated when you exercise.
It’s easier said than done Chris!:
But the thing is, it’s not. Walking away may be hard yes but like anything else in life you have to make it a habit. When I younger in my teen years I wanted a girlfriend very badly, I wanted my parents approval from everything and I would of traveled around the world to get that. Now at 30, I can care less. In fact I am traveling without a care in the world. Even if my parents a woman im with says something I take into account what they are saying calmly and if I disagree I respectfully disagree with them and I blow it off in my mind.
But how does it this apply to a mental break down?
Very simply. The power of walking away from a situation that is not good for you will prevent and stop a mental break down.
For all of the breakdowns I had where my head was spinning, I had thoughts racing in my head there was always something that caused it. Now I know what causes it to creep up and I simply don’t put my self in those situations anymore. And if someone unknowingly wants to go into those situations I walk away.
We all have a threshold in what we can handle in life. You have to find your threshold, you breaking point and have the power to walk away and go to where you feel wanted and needed in life.