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Have you been struggling with your emotions? Have you been lashing out at your loved ones? Know that you are not alone. Feeling as if you are a mean person can be isolating. It may make you feel as if you are unworthy of being around your loved ones.

Mental health issues are often complex, and working with a mental health professional can help you to better understand what you are feeling. As you begin your healing journey, here are a few actions and attitudes you can try to feel like a nicer person.

Practice Gratitude

Try to practice gratitude whenever possible. If you are struggling to feel grateful for those around you, try writing a list. Place the list somewhere that you often see it. Continue adding to your list as new things pop into your head.

Acknowledge Your Feelings 

Often when we are upset, it can feel as if many emotions are all bound up together. Try to separate all of your feelings. Acknowledge what you are feeling and why you may be feeling each of those emotions. When we can understand what we are feeling, we can begin to work through those feelings and better understand how to handle situations with more appropriate reactions.

Perform Acts of Kindness 

Performing acts of kindness will help you to put others’ needs at the forefront of your mind. Helping others can help you realize your goals and how you want to live your life. When we help others, it can help us to be more grateful for what we have.

Offer Support

Learning to offer and receive support is a significant part of the recovery process. It can be hard to open up to others. When you are closed off emotionally, you may be failing to support those around you when they need your support. Try to open up to those around you. Offer support to those who appear to need it. Explore how your loved ones want your support, and help them through any situation.

Mental health issues are often complex. If you are struggling with a mental illness, know that you are not alone. Feeling as if you are not a nice person because of those struggles can cause you to isolate yourself from others. Try to be open and offer support to others. You may also try practicing gratitude and doing acts of kindness. Here at The Guest House, we are trained to help you better understand your mental health issues and work towards your goals. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.