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two-women-smilingFor those struggling with mental health challenges or addiction, life can feel overwhelming at times. It can feel as if we do not have time for anything, yet we have all the time in the world to sit and ruminate on negative thoughts. Making a conscious effort to try to improve your quality of life is key to finding more peace. Here are a few practices that may help you as you seek treatment and journey to recovery.

#1: Prioritize More Consciously

We are all busy. Life is busy and overwhelming much of the time. Learning to prioritize is an important life skill. You cannot, and should not, do it all. If you have a day where you feel overwhelmed, stop and think through everything you want to accomplish. Does it all need to get done today? What are the most important things? Make a list, put things to do on your calendar, and get organized.

#2: Accept “Done” Is Not Always “Perfect”

Many of us struggle with perfectionism. We do a task and then redo it because it is not up to our standards. We take an excessive amount of time on research, papers, or assignments because we want them to be perfect. Learning to move on is a good thing. We do not always need to be perfect. Giving up perfection will ultimately translate into many areas of life. Being perfectly imperfect is a wonderful thing.

#3: Pace Yourself

You do not always need to win the race. Pace yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your mental health, take your time. Do what you can, and always try to better yourself. Do some tasks in the morning and others in the afternoon. We live in a society that glamorizes being busy and constant accomplishments. Fight that urge. Take your time, and do what you can when you can.

Making an effort to improve your quality of life is a huge step. It is far easier to simply go day by day and accept your life for how it is. When you decide to make changes, it can be a lot of work and even a little overwhelming. Prioritize the important things in life. Make time to do what you love and accept that some things will simply not be perfect. Here at The Guest House, we know making changes can be hard. Acknowledging you may need professional help is a huge step. Call us today to learn more about all of our treatment options and how we can help you through your unique journey at (855) 483-7800.