I believe that the key to becoming better mentally is realizing and becoming aware of what it is that is unhealthy. Not many people are aware of how important mental health is. I will start by saying this, a couple years back I was mentally unhealthy. I was not at all happy with who I was and how I looked. From that, I developed an eating disorder. Some people will say eating disorders aren’t real but they truly are. That was my lowest point mentally. I remember feeling so empty and unimportant. I never knew caring for my mind would actually help. Little did I know that once I tried being healthier and once I regained the positivity and love within myself it truly changed my life. Keep in mind medicine cannot fix this, it has to come from within. The way I did it was I ate healthier, I started working out, surrounding my self with people who made me happy and loved every inch of my body and soul. The biggest thing is to identify the problem within yourself and the problem with your mindset and fix it as best as you can and become better for it. Because we all have imperfections, negativity, problems, and countless other things that weigh us down. You just have to be there to pick yourself back up because life is too short to think about negative things that will eventually lead to an unhealthy state of mind. If anyone reading this struggles with mental health, I’m telling you to take the first step. Start to plan for the future, take care of your body, love your flaws, and do whatever it is that makes you happy and blissful. With this first step you will start to see the huge effect it has on your mentality and how much of an improvement it will make with your mental health. Your mind is the key to everything so please take care of it and make sure it is healthy for your own sake.