Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. This week is nearly at a close and so far so good, kind of. There hasn’t been anything major that has rocked my boat, it has been a steady drift with the occasional small wave of anxiety crashing on board. This week has been a week of reflection though. I have been thinking a lot about the person I have become and the person that I would like to be. I am not sure if that is the same person at the moment as I feel that I have let a lot of darkness in my life and it has twisted and molded me into someone who feels sad a lot of the time. I feel that I haven’t truly moved on from certain things completely and I just don’t want to be sad anymore. There is no right path to happiness but I do believe that it is more than a feeling of joy but a feeling of acceptance of what has been, what is being and what will be.
Today’s tip of the day –
Small steps add up.
It came to me the other day when I had this feeling of sadness and anxiety overcome me out of nowhere. Depression and anxiety are like a lion or a tiger who traps its prey in a corner and the prey fears there is no way out. That is what feels like sometimes when a bipolar cycle or anxiety takes over, there is no stopping it and no stopping that feeling of hopelessness but that’s not true. That’s what the lion wants you to think and that gives it control over the situation. When you make those small steps out of that corner by doing self-care, opening up to people, taking your medication and just getting by each day, you are no longer trapped in that corner. Those smalls steps add up. We may feel trapped by mental illness or mental health problems when they feel like they are taking over but those smalls steps can turn you from prey to lion and help turn the tables on what has trapped you in the corner.