Warning Signs That You Aren’t Taking Care Of Yourself
The human mind can be incredibly tough, but this isn’t always a good thing. For example, when our minds and bodies start to give us little hints that everything is not as right as it should be, a lot of women have a tendency to ignore them.
It’s easy to see why – after all, society has little time for people taking time off for self-repair – in mind or body – and although things are changing slowly for the better, we still have a long way to go.
So, while you are reading this post, ask yourself – how are things, really? If you are displaying any of the following signs, it might be worth exploring what is causing them. Let’s take a look.
You are being hugely self-critical.
Do you find yourself berating your skills – or lack of? If so, there’s a good chance you are neglecting your personal needs in a big way, and could even be causing yourself a lot of stress. Try seeing yourself as a close friend, and reacting to yourself as you would to them. It’s a lot easier than you might think once you get started, and you will soon find your stress levels drop as a result.
You don’t have time for exercise.
It doesn’t matter how busy you think you are, exercise is an important part of leading a fit and healthy lifestyle, and you need to find time to fit it in. And often, being too busy is just an excuse, anyway. In fact, you might be deliberately self-harming, and if your lack of an active lifestyle is combined with poor eating habits and possible substance abuse, that’s probably exactly what you are doing. Get out there and get active – it will start those happy endorphins flying around your brain again.
You are hopping between beds.
We don’t want to tell you how to live your life, but if you are racking up the notches on the bedpost at a great rate, you have to ask why. There could be a huge hole in your life that you are trying to fill, and even if you feel fine about it, you might be experiencing some self-loathing problems. You better make sure you are making regular trips to your local OBGYN office, too. Yes, you might be young, free and single right now, but one day – in the not-too-distant future – things could change, and carrying any fallout from your past life could prove problematic. Ultimately, though, it’s about being safe, so make sure you are taking precautions – in more way than one.
You are abandoning your dreams.
Everyone has a choice to make about their dreams at some point. But when you are in your early twenties, it is far from the right time. You are still young, and even if you are trying to be disciplined, it’s important that you don’t allow that discipline to take you away from your wants and needs. Aspirations are important at this time in your life, and if you don’t have any, many of the problems we discussed above could become even more relevant.