Hope everyone is feeling ok and if you’re not, well that is ok too as you’re only human. I am tired, anxious and irritated, so as you can imagine it is a joy to be me and even around me right now. The bitch of anxiety has come out from under her rock with her bag of tricks to annoy me with during this manic cycle, yay me. I am at that point where someone could just say breathe too loudly near me and I want to rip their head off and then my anxiety reminds me what a bad person I am, so can’t win right now with my mind.
Anyway enough about me and my issues with wanting to rip heads off people whom breathe too loudly. I would like to say on a positive note that I have noticed and loved the amazing tweets and blog posts to do with mental health awareness week. So many people out there opening up and doing an amazing job in raising awareness and kicking the stigma attached to it in the arse! Kudos to you all!
My mental health awareness blog post is:
What I have learned so far in my mental health journey
This is what I have learned so far:
• Many life lemons are thrown. I am constantly learning, adapting and improving. Those damn life lemons that you are supposed to turn into lemonade are irritating as hell and sometimes the lemon can hit you in the face or even knock you down. When that does happen it’s about learning to dust yourself off stamp on that lemon if you must and carry on.
• You can lose a battle but doesn’t mean you will lose the war. I haven’t won every battle I have had with my mental health journey, I still have a long way to go in my eyes. But I know I have won battles along the way as I no longer self-harm, I am able to recognize the patterns in my cycles and I have my save place (my blog).
• You are not alone. A big thing I have learned with my mental health journey, there are complete strangers who are willing to support you and help you when you need it. Those people really do help put up a middle finger to the stigma attached to mental illness.
• There is no one size fits all. We are not meant to be clones we are individuals. Something may work for others but doesn’t mean it works for you. For example, I am a big believer in natural medication but that doesn’t mean that will work for others. Comparing our journeys to other people’s can hinder our own journey, crossing paths is ok but following someone else’s path could lead you in the wrong direction.
Take care all