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 Reginald-Nixon Arenburg (Born January 14, 1976) is a Canadian mental health blogger, speaker, and published author. Retired from the fire service and long-term care fields, he has written and self-published an autobiographical account of his life-long battle with anxiety, depression and more recently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Titled, The Road To Mental Wellness, he wrote it for what he calls “therapeutic release.” He published it in hopes it would help others going through similar mental health conditions. The sales of The Road To Mental Wellness have been steady selling over 300 copies since its release on October 10, 2021(World Mental Health Day). Arenburg has also been involved in a collaborative publication Called Lemonade Stand Volume III, a book featuring 20 authors who bravely tell their stories of PTSD. All authors where from the military and or emergency services. Published by Joshua Rivedal and Kathleen Myers for the i’Mpossible project, a mental health advocacy organization. Jonathan has also appeared on several mental health podcasts including The Depression Files, A New Dawn, and The Above Ground Podcast Arenburg has also consulted with the Government of Nova Scotia and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, the Honorable Brian Comer and Candidates for the New Democratic Party of Canada, on improving the mental health care system in Canada. Additionally, Jonathan was recognized in The Nova Scotia Legislature by the Honorable, Chris Palmer, Kings-North MLA, for his Book, The Road To Mental Wellness, his fight to make the mental health care system better. In addition, Chis acknowledged the support he gives to others.

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