A well-known film quote would say that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one you’re going to get. It’s true because at any one time we don’t know what life has in store for us. Our lives can be glorious at times, and tough at others. These days there is so much added stress to our daily lives that, at times, it can feel impossible to keep our heads above water. We do, most of us, most of the time.
But sometimes it can all feel a little too much. We are human at the end of the day. Everything can feel helpless at times. Anything from work stress to depression can cause us to spiral a little out of control. Some people handle these issues better than others. They may turn to exercise or improve their diet in some way. There are many studies on the internet proving this. I have to agree that a healthy and happy attitude can go a long way to solving issues of the mind. But some people don’t handle it as well.
Some of you may turn to an alcoholic drink in an evening to relax. That large glass of wine can sometimes be the one thing that gets you through the day. And I’m not here to preach about how you shouldn’t. Some things in moderation are not a bad thing at all. Some people turn to other things like drugs or substance abuse. But it’s best to know the difference between what is seen as normal and what isn’t. It won’t just be harmful to your health but to your mind and way of life. If you know in your heart that you need some help, then it’s worth considering rehab for women. But ask yourself these questions first.
Maybe you have been suffering from a little memory loss when having a drink? Perhaps you drank too much and don’t remember what happened. Maybe it’s become a regular occurrence. Do you feel like you have the same arguments with family and friends? Does it make you feel irritable, depressed or just not yourself? Do you believe it only happens when you’re under the influence? At any other time would those things even bother you?
Maybe it’s something you do in secret? Or perhaps you know it isn’t an appropriate time? Do you neglect other activities or things that you use to find fun and enjoyable for something else? If you can relate to those questions then it may be something a little more serious than just a way to relax at the end of the day. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. We are all human. Working through painful periods is all part of the circle of life. We all handle it in different ways. It’s how you choose to overcome them that can make a difference.
The best thing to do is start somewhere to make a change. Look into your diet, take some exercise and talk. Open up to friends and family, who will understand and support you in every way they can. Things will get better.