How to cope with mental destruction?

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I am pretty sure most of you have been involved in academia. (I mean, studied sciences at university level) Sometimes, I get really angry when I don't come up with a brilliant solution, especially if one of my classmates just goes like 'ah!'. Also, I feel really disappointed at my self whenever I hear anecdotes about Terence Tao or Stephen Wolfram.

I am really looking forward to hear about some experienced advices. Thank you in advance.
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  • #2
My suggestion: if at all possible, try not getting angry at your fellow students' brilliant solutions. Emotions like anger and jealousy are bad for creative problem solving. When someone offers a really nice solution to a problem, just think, Wow cool answer! Try to get a *good* feeling from their work.

If you allow yourself to stew in "negative emotions", you're cutting yourself off from seeing the next brilliant solution.
  • #3
The best advice, seek professional help.

1. What is mental destruction?

Mental destruction refers to the process of experiencing severe and ongoing emotional, psychological, and cognitive distress that can significantly impact an individual's well-being and functioning. It can manifest in various forms, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health disorders.

2. What are the causes of mental destruction?

There are many potential causes of mental destruction, including genetic predispositions, environmental factors, traumatic experiences, chronic stress, and substance abuse. It can also be a result of a combination of these factors. It is essential to seek professional help to determine the underlying causes and develop an effective coping strategy.

3. How can I cope with mental destruction?

Seeking professional help from a therapist or psychologist is often the most effective way to cope with mental destruction. They can provide personalized treatment plans, including therapy, medication, and self-care strategies. It is also crucial to build a support network of friends and family and engage in activities that bring joy and relaxation.

4. Can lifestyle changes help with mental destruction?

Lifestyle changes can significantly impact one's mental health and can be incorporated into a coping strategy. These changes may include regular exercise, a healthy diet, quality sleep, reducing stress, avoiding harmful substances, and practicing relaxation techniques, such as meditation and deep breathing.

5. How long does it take to cope with mental destruction?

The length of time it takes to cope with mental destruction can vary for each individual, depending on the severity of their condition and their personal circumstances. It is crucial to understand that healing is a continuous process, and there is no set timeline for recovery. It takes patience, consistency, and self-compassion to cope with mental destruction.

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