4 ways to know you’re not taking care of yourself emotionally

Misty Renee Posted a year ago
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Have you ever noticed how all of us are constantly running? Running to get the best grades. Running to score the perfect job. Running to find our one true soul mate before someone else does. We’re all in a race to get to the finish line, without knowing where it is, without knowing when we’ll cross it, and without knowing if it even exists. And in this race, the only time we ever stop to take a break, to get some rest, and to just let all the stress go, is when we feel that it’s taking a toll on our physical health.

But what about our emotional health? Why don’t we ever talk about that openly? Why don’t we take care of it exactly like we take care of our physical health? It’s definitely just as important. It can definitely take a toll on our well-being as well. And it definitely deserves some real recognition.

The root cause of most of our emotional problems stem from the way we treat our self, and not from how others treat us. In the race of life, we tend to ignore our actual feelings, we tend to blame ourselves for all of life’s drawbacks, and we start to feel a sense of abandonment from our own thoughts and our own personalities.

Not only does this behavior affect our personal life, it also affects our relationships with those around us. We enter into relationships with an unreasonable fear of rejection, fear of betrayal, and a fear of abandonment.

So we dedicate this article towards truly discovering yourself, towards determining whether you have been taking care of yourself emotionally or not, and to make sure that you stop making the following 4 mistakes.

  1. You constantly judge yourself

What judgments have you formed about yourself lately?

“I can never be good enough.”

“I have an inadequate personality.”

“I’m a bad human being.”

“I am a loser.”

“I’m so ugly.”

“I’m dumb.”

“I’m not capable of achieving anything in life.”

“I better not make that mistake again.”

And the list can go on forever. If you recognize any of the above statements or a statement close to these as one of your constant thoughts, then you are being completely unfair to yourself. When you live your life in the constant company of all these judgments, you bring yourself down, you prevent yourself from reaching your true potential, and you become a prisoner of your own thoughts.

These judgments can easily leave you feeling unloved, anxious, lonely, and depressed. So stop generalizing. Stop looking at every failure or problem in your life as a reason to judge yourself and make your life miserable. And consciously make an effort to avoid negativity from filling up your life. *Continue reading on next page*