“When one door closes, another one opens.” We’ve all heard that saying before. Usually, it’s used to mark new journeys or beginnings. Well, this week, I want to talk about those new beginnings and how they relate to mental health!
Starting a new phase in life can be super exciting. Sometimes it’s a new job, sometimes it’s moving to a new living area. While these new starts can be exciting, they can also be rough on our mental health. The stress of these changes can be significant. At times we may feel depressed, anxious, or even downright scared. That’s okay. It’s completely normal.
When humans are presented with new ideas, situations, or changes, we tend to make things bigger than theyare. For instance, if you’re moving to a new place and want to break a current lease, you may feel anxiety because of the financial toll both situations may take on you and your partner or family. “What if we get in trouble with our current landlord?” is a common thought. Or, “What if we move to a new place and somehow hate it?” The anxiety is real. Here is a great article from WebMD on how to deal with changes in your life.
New beginnings will bring anxiety. They WILL take a toll on your mental health. You will need to be mindful of that and remember to take charge. Look at the situation from a holistic and honest angle. Ask yourself questions about why you’re feeling the way you are. Those questions are valid. In addition, work through your thoughts and feelings by either journaling, or talking it out with someone you trust.
So there you have it. How to handle new beginnings and your mental health. For some more info on how to work through new beginnings, click here!
Until next week, my holistic friends. Be well and namaste!