When your mental health is declining, that isn’t the time to trust everything you’re feeling because so much of it is clouded behind a fog negative things you’re telling yourself and believing. When your mental health is declining, you won’t be good at things you usually are good at because emotionally you don’t have the capacity to handle what you usually do. But that’s okay. If you’re a perfectionist the hardest thing is the guilt you’ll feel for your inability to do what you’ve done in the past. Let go of those high standards and expectations you have for yourself, just for a little while. When your mental health is declining that isn’t the time to judge yourself for not being your best, your only goal should be tackling the day even if your only accomplishment is something small like making it through that day. Pause. Take a deep breath and know that just because you are judging yourself at your worst doesn’t mean that is who you are.