10 Signs your mental health is improving

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10 Signs your mental health is improving – Can you recognize when your mental health is improving? If not, these 10 things can help.

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When we fall prey to the thought processes in our own minds, we think it will never end. Yet, despite these thoughts, we always find ourselves in a better place – eventually.

However, it’s not always clear to us when the fog is starting to lift. Sometimes, it seems to have happen seamlessly and without us realizing.

But wouldn’t it be nice to call attention to those moments when our mental health is healing? I sure would like to know.

Personally, I think it would be helpful to pinpoint the improvements so that we can revel in it. Who knows, maybe it will even speed up the process.

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Perhaps it would be easier if we could recognize the improvements that are taking place. After all, there are signs of improvement, we just have to know what they are.

So, in this post, I put together a list of 10 signs your mental health is improving.

Here are ten signs that your mental health may be starting to improve:

1 You feel more positive and hopeful about the future.

2 You are able to manage your emotions more effectively.

3 You are able to better regulate your sleep and appetite.

4 You are able to engage in activities that you enjoy, such as hobbies or spending time with loved ones.

5 You feel more able to cope with stress and difficult situations.

6 You feel more in control of your thoughts and behaviors.

7 You are able to communicate more effectively with others.

8 You are able to form and maintain healthy relationships.

9 You are able to set and work towards goals.

10 You feel more confident and self-assured.

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All the aforementioned signs are useful. However, it’s important to note that everyone’s experience of mental health is different. Because of this, these signs may not apply to everyone. Furthermore, our recovery may vary. In other words, it will fluctuate in intensity.

With that said, if you are concerned about your mental health, it’s always a good idea to seek help from a mental health professional.

Finally, when we become more self-aware, we can see when we can celebrate and alternatively, see when we need to apply more self-care.

After all, we are responsible for paving our road to mental wellness, so it’s great to have every tool at our disposal.

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Author Jonathan Arenburg on the cover of his book, The Road To Mental Wellness

When I went off work because of PTSD, I was left in limbo while I waited to see if I would be awarded Workers Compensation. It was long and painful, hanging in the darkness of my home.

So, I began to try and figure out this PTSD thing; how did I get here? I was a firefighter, so I knew that much but my battled with anxiety and depression was a life-long battle.

I began to write out my story, mostly to help quell the angst of being lonely and in mental illness purgatory. It helped – immensely. I survived the dark because of it.

Now, it’s here – written for therapeutic intervention and published in hopes that it can do the same for you or someone you know…..

Jonathan Arenburg

Jonathan Arenburg is a mental health blogger, S speaker, writer, and published author; He is also the host of the mental wellness podcast, #thewellnesstalksHe has also appeared in the i'Mpossible's Lemonade Stand III. He has also been a contributing writer for Mental health talk, a column in his local paper. In addition, he has also written for the mental health advocacy organization; Sick Not Weak.Jonathan has also appeared on several mental health-related podcasts Including: A New Dawn, The Depression Files, Books and Authors, and Men Are Nuts. Since being put off work because of PTSD, Jonathan has dedicated his time to his mental wellness journey while helping others along the way.Educated as an addictions' counsellor, he has dedicated most of his professional life of eighteen years, working with those who have intellectual disabilities, behavioural challenges, and mental illness.He has also spent fifteen years in the volunteer fire service helping his community.His new book (2021), “The Road To Mental Wellness,” goes into detail about his life-long battle with depression, anxiety and more recently, PTSD. In it, he hopes to provide insight on how mental illness cultivates over a lifetime and, if not recognized and treated, how it impacts the entirety of one's life; right from childhood into the adult years. Jonathan lives with his two children in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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