Thank you for taking the time to share with us on this platform about your feelings and thoughts, and I’m truly sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a challenging time. It takes courage to open up about these feelings, and I’m here to support you.
I want to affirm your efforts of wanting to work on yourself, and that you’ve recognized these changes in yourself. It’s actually quite common to have thoughts about ourselves, wondering if we are ‘okay’ or not. I’m also wondering, if there was a specific event or situation that you think might have triggered these negative thoughts and emotions, or has it felt like a gradual change over time? (i.e. from the state of enjoying things to the sudden “big change” where you get negative thoughts and cry)
Have you considered reaching out to friends, family, or a professional to talk about what you’re going through? Sharing your feelings with someone you trust can be a helpful first step. I can imagine it might feel challenging to reach out to a professional, but there are some amazing online options that might feel less intimidating, I would encourage you to give them a try
Online chat options:
- Limitless : Talk To Someone - Limitless
- CPH chat : https://www.cphonlinecounselling.sg/hc/en-us
- IMH CHAT : https://www.imh.com.sg/CHAT/Pages/default.aspx
- ec2.sg : https://fycs.org/ec2-sg
In the meantime, you could also try incorporating self-care activities into your daily routine, such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, or engaging in hobbies that used to bring you joy. Sometimes, taking small steps towards self-compassion and self-care can make a significant difference. When you try out these activities, initially there might be a lot of ‘pushback’ - you’ll feel bored, tired or lack motivation but eventually when you keep on going, you’ll find your groove again and perhaps find your community too.
I would also like to suggest a few helpful resources which you may benefit from, especially when those negative challenging thoughts come to your mind:
Last but not least, I highly encourage you to speak to a mental health professional - they can provide you with a safe space to process your thoughts further, and you don’t have to go through this alone, and there is hope for improvement.
Please do keep us updated on how you’re coping and what you’ve decided to do - we’d like to continue to support you here on this platform.
Take care and hear from you soon!