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What’s the greatest mental health tip you’ve gotten? - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

What’s the greatest mental health tip you’ve gotten?

For issues specific to caring for someone with mental ill health.
Susie, one of our hardworking mods, has a comment at the end of every post that says

"It's OK not to be perfect".

Concentrate on the important stuff and be very aware of how you are feeling.
Has everyone eaten a sufficient meal?
It really doesn't matter if all the housework hasn't been done or the million and one jobs haven't been done.

You know when you've reached the stage when you are too tired to be any good to anyone. Sometimes you just have to say "it will have to wait" and go to bed and rest.
Never compare yourself to others.

I tend to do this when I am feeling especially down and then it makes me feel even worse before I started. Then it's just a downward spiral and I end up feeling useless and worthless.
Just say no.

You don't have to do it all.

It's easy to think you have to

But don't be fooled into that trap

It's very hard to get out of

The more you say yes to everything people will just expect more and more

Say no, and mean it

No negotiation
So true.
Caresuk doing great effort for those facing mental problems. we should support always