You can't sleep. You can't function. You're not able to stop your racing thoughts. You're more worried and concerned about others than yourself.
Everything you do in life is for others. You believe you're being watched. You assume that the world revolves around you. You want perfection from yourself for the sake of others.
You make a mistake. You put yourself down. You keep it a secret. You're embarrassed. You believe being honest and vulnerable is for the weak. You expect that you'll be hated or shamed from others. You get paranoid.
You enjoy talking about yourself to others. You like to run the show. You talk about how great you are. Nothing else.
You choose to please everyone. You have a hard time saying no to others. You assume that you won't be liked or belonged.
You're hoping that people won't need your assistance. So you won't give them a straight forward answer. You're afraid to ignore them.
You're pressured to say yes to others. What keeps you from saying yes is expecting something in return.
Giving comes from the heart.
Once you don't have anything in return, you get heartbroken. You feel neglected and betrayed. You have enemies now.
You think that you know everything. You assume everyone's nice to you for the reason that they want something from you.
You love it when people compliment you. You don't need to buy material possessions. You just do it to impress others. You're seeking for an approval from others.
You hate it when people disagree with you. You would judge them to make yourself feel better.
You get upset when people tell you what to do. You don't want to hear it. You're angry. You think something is wrong with them. You believe that everything's an argument. They just see your fake smile.
Most importantly, they're being honest with you. Would you choose them lying to you and keeping secrets from you?
You get depressed from people telling you what to do. You would just bottle your emotions. It's scary. You might blow up one day. You won't be able to manage your anger and temper. You don't realize that they're just giving you a feedback.
You get offended by people asking you questions. You think that they see you as "retarded." You don't tell them.
They're just trying to understand you.
You feel ignored and abandoned whenever people don't respond to you. You think that you did something wrong to them. You believe that you're harmless. You count on everything you've done for them.
It's not always about you.
You want the world to revolve around you. You speculate every situation you encounter. You overthink. You're stressed out.
When things aren't going your way during a heated argument, you would threaten or blackmail them. You want to win the argument. You won't even apologize or forgive them.
You can only go with what you can control. Label your emotion. Ask yourself on how you can resolve it before you get out of hand.
Anxiety takes over your mind. You can't take it. You hear thoughts and voices in your mind.
That's normal. The mind talks and the body follows. Are you able to train your mind?
My younger-self was "you."
Your worst enemy is yourself.
I've been prioritizing on my mental health more than anything else. No one taught me about it. I had to figure it out along my journey.
One day I'll teach my future kids about mental health and personal financing.
I need to talk about it. I'm glad I do.
Mental health is essential to understanding who I am. It has saved my life. It has helped me be a better person to this day. I continue to do so.
You need to suffer in order to grow.
According to CDC, it writes, "Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood."