When You Hit Your Low
In life we ALL go through the lows…
Sometimes is just plain luck, or sometimes its the wrong choices.
Regardless of what happened…know that when you’ve hit bottom, all you can do is go up.
Here are some beginner steps to help you through your getting up moments.
1. Phone a friend or relative you know. Someone that had had empathy and compassion towards you for most or all of your life. WHY? because a person who is able to give you empathy and compassion will be able to guide you towards where you can begin to grow and get up. Now warning, not everyone you reach out for will be there for you. AND THAT IS OK. That doesn’t mean they don’t want to, some people just can’t at that moment.
2. Make a plan of where you what you want to do next week. Yes, next week. Not next month, but next week.
3. Go through your records and make sure you are stable. If you are not, make a plan to get stable.
4. Pray. Or meditate. Or do what you do to relax, and give you strength.
5. Call up a friend who will talk to you and understand your dilemma.
6. Take a shower, get ready and go for a brisk walk.
7. Eat food.
8. Take a nap. then get up and do things that will get you physically moving.
9. Have a partner? Have sex! Having sex, making love protected please because you don’t want to bring a kid into this worlds with all your issues.
10. Know and trust that you will be ok.
Hope this gives you some hope. You are not the only one that goes through the lows. EVERYONE goes through the lows. Some don’t show it online, and some people only put happy online. But rest assure that you are not the only one who goes through the lows.
Hope this helped!
If you are in crisis and you want to do harm to yourself, please call 911. Or call the National Helpline:
What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?
SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the online treatment locators.