Mental health is an issue that affects many people, but so often is dismissed or swept under the carpet. Whether it is anxiety, depression, or other disorders, the effect on one’s livelihood can be just as detrimental as that of physiological health problems. It has been dubbed by some as a “silent epidemic,” and no doubt there are Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies alike who live with mental illness. Let’s talk mental health, for a minute.
No Sugar Daddy wants to be with a Debbie Downer! Radiating positivity will not only help you get the most out of Sugar, but life in general. Today we’ll be sharing some tips for how to look after your mental health.
Dealing With Negativity
It goes without saying that positive thinking is a must if you want to stay happy. But surprises in life inevitably happen to all of us. During those times, it may be difficult to to put a smile on your dial, however, there are things that can help us to manage our mood, even through times of stress, frustration or sadness.
Always ensure that there are emotional outlets in your life to deal with anything from work, school or personal relationships. This can be in the form of exercise, keeping a diary, making art or anything else that allows you to release pent up, negative energy.
Don’t bottle it up! One of the best things you can do is talk to a trusted friend or family member about what is bothering you. Use the Sugar Sisters Forum to find other babies who can empathize with your experiences in The Bowl. Just remember to respect other people’s privacy – there is no need to reveal every little detail, or an SD or POT’s identity.
Sometimes lending a hand to those less fortunate can make us realize how lucky we are, and how trivial some of our first world problems can be. Practice gratitude, and pay it forward by volunteering with charities and NPOs that focus on a cause you believe in.
Put Yourself First
As much as it can feel good to help other people, recognize that other people’s problems are not your own. Maybe, your Sugar Daddy relies on you for emotional support. If you feel stable and content enough in your own life to help somebody else through a difficult time, great! This is an invaluable gift and hopefully the recipient is thankful and appreciative of your efforts.
On the other hand, if your Sugar Daddy’s problems are beginning to encroach on your own mental well-being, and causing you to feel down, maybe it is time to rethink the relationship. You don’t owe it to anybody to carry their emotional burdens for them. If you are feeling overwhelmed by Daddy’s baggage, but you’re not ready to call it quits, consider having a conversation with him about seeking help from a professional.
Let’s Talk Mental Health
People often underestimate the devastating effects of a mental illness that spirals out of control. Whether it is for yourself or your Sugar Daddy, there is no shame in reaching out to a health professional. Psychologists, therapists and counsellors are experts in mental health, and can be invaluable in helping you toward recovery after a turbulent period of your life.
Take a Break From the Bowl
As we all know, sugar does not come easily, and can be a demanding emotional undertaking. One of the keys to managing your mood when struggling with difficulties is to remove unnecessary stresses from your life.
So, if Sugaring is taking a toll on you, take a break to focus on yourself. When you are ready, you can jump right back in again with renewed vigor, energy and positivity.