Well Hi again! It's been a while I know. But I have been a busy, busy bee these past few days. I have a lot to work on and plan (and things I have been busy binge-watching but shhhh!) But here I am, back again. With some food for thought today! And a talk about body and mind.
This blogpost will be set on a more serious note. It's three days into May and it's been brought to my attention that it's Mental Health awareness month. What a good subject to bring into the spotlight for a whole month, I applaud it. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think that this issue should only be acknowledged this month only but I am a firm believer that awareness months are a good way to remind those who suffer from mental health issues that they aren't, and never will be, alone.
So this one's for you, your friend, your family member.. all your loved ones. We are never truly alone. Please, please keep that in mind.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional and I am in no way an expert, I am here speaking only from experience and trying to shed light on a very important cause.
Everyone has their bad days, each and every one of us. And that's okay. We are only human, sometimes we just can't keep up with the speed of everything else, it's alright! But when do you draw a line and how do you come to the realisation that your bad days have stretched on far too long, for no apparent reason? I definitely have struggled with that thought, for days, weeks, months. I refused to acknowledge it though, and I just let time go by, hoping it would heal all. It's important to know that there are things that even time won't heal alone, they need to be tended to. Mental health is one of those things.
It's important to take a step back (as hard as that might be) and sort your thoughts. What is going on in your head? What is the thought process? Is there a definite thought process or is it all a mush of feelings and thoughts? I felt a sadness, a sadness that took over my mind and my body. A sadness that I didn't seem to be able to pin point in my head but it was there, kind of like a dark cloud. My thoughts were all mixed up and I could never actually sort them out. This made me more determined to sort them, when I couldn't, it just made it all worse.
If you feel this way, grab a paper and a pen, and I want you to write it all down. Every single thought, empty it up.
The next step I took was to talk to someone. You can never go wrong with asking for professional help, even if your purpose is to only have someone help you sort your thoughts and feelings. This is something I need to touch on, there is no shame in mental illness, there is no flaw, no 'disease' no 'sickness'. Nothing is wrong with you. There is no shame in asking for help when you want it either. Don't let that cloud rain on your parade!
Once you get all those thoughts sorted, there will only be clarity. You will see much clearer, you will feel lighter, like the weight of the world was just lifted from upon your shoulders.
Educate yourself. If you are not sure about why you are feeling what you are feeling or if you suspect that you might be suffering from mental health issues then read about it, if you find your answer then be confident that it is not a flaw!! seek help, not because you NEED it or because you are ''sick'' but because you want it. You need to WANT to get better to do so.
Lastly, remind yourself to always put your health first, whether it be mental or physical, just understand that when you are faced with, let's say, a hard decision, that you know might make you feel better, mentally, then I encourage you to take that step. Nothing will feel good if your happiness is not true from within!
Take care of yourself
Take care of others
Understand that just as you might have issues hidden away from everyone's eyes, others around you might have issues just like you, so be kind.
I hope this post brings someone some peace.