It is essential for people who continue to work from home and have little interaction with the outside world to regularly assess their mental well-being. Despite the fact that discussions about emotional wellness are actively encouraged, the majority of the population is unaware of the signs and symptoms of disorders associated with mental well-being. “The problem is that we may not be aware of the signs that our mental health is deteriorating because we are not familiar with them.” Making a note of these symptoms can aid in preventing them from progressing to more serious situations. According to Kanchan Rai, Founder of Let Us Talk and Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Coach, “it is critical to address them before they progress.” She shares the following signs to look for that indicate you need to pause and reclaim control over your mental health. “
A disturbed sleep pattern is one of the most common signs of this condition, and it manifests itself in the inability to sleep or difficulty waking up in the morning. This is due to the fact that mental exhaustion makes it impossible to carry out one’s normal routine.
Having difficulty concentrating: If your working memory capacity has been reduced or your processing speed has been slowed, this could be a sign that your mental health is not in good shape.
The fact that you are physically exhausted and weak does not imply that you are emotionally exhausted as well. It can also indicate an inability to make decisions or maintain concentration on one’s work.
Stressed muscles: Anxiety can cause people to unconsciously tighten their muscles, which is most commonly found in the neck and shoulder area. People suffering from depression may also experience chronic pain in various parts of their bodies.
Mental health issues can also develop in young children, who are still unable to express their feelings and thoughts because they are too young. Among the symptoms that children may experience are the following:
• Dramatic improvements or deteriorations in academic performance
• Anxiety or worry that is excessive
• Being a hyperactive person
• Sleeping patterns that are disrupted
• Frequent occurrences of temper tantrums
“Not all emotional illness manifests itself in a dramatic manner, but if you feel that the quality of your life has been diminishing, it is best to develop a plan of action that works for you,” advises Rai, who believes that early intervention can result in a smooth resolution of the situation.