There’s no denying that when your mind is feeling overwhelmed with stress or other negative impacts, your body starts to tell you the same too.
This is why mental illness should not be brushed under the carpet and ignored. The mind is a very powerful thing. After all the mind and the body are connected, they are all part of the same unit; you.
My mental health has without a doubt been suffering as of late, it’s been greatly impacting me inside and out. My body is also sending me signs of this suffering.
When I was 4 I had a rash come up on my chin, 19 years later and its back – it’s dermatitis and it’s taken that long to come back up. My skin disorder Psoriasis never used to bother me as much on my scalp but now my head is very sore, my body is flaring up quickly. And I’ve had three viral illnesses in the past 3 months.
Psoriasis itself runs off your immune system, so when you feel higher stress it flares up. This is true of your body in general, when your mind is feeling poorly, stressed or anything negative for long, substantial periods of time – it will take the toll on your body, your physical health.
We all know that when we experience high stress levels it weakens the immune system, surely this also applies when you have poor emotional health. This is where another negative cycle begins; your mental health is suffering, which has its own impacts on life, then it begins to make you ill in some way which of course will cause you to feel run down and will not help your mental health.
Everything within us is connected in its own right, if we do not look after our mind, our body will follow.
Break the cycle.
Live a balanced life. Practice things that are good for your mind and body; meditation, yoga, working out, eating well, regular sleeping patterns. Find your own way to express your feelings healthily. Take care of yourself.