Happy Friday, the weekend is within smelling distance 😊
Next week is a time to talk day on 4 February – so I’ll be doing some articles and blogs around that topic next week. If anyone else has anything planned for a time to talk day, please could you get in touch with me? I’d like to share it here too.
I am now going to talk a little in the form of a blog, because… well I can!
Mental health has so many stigmas attached to it, and people sometimes don’t even want to talk about it.
Apparently to some people I am a weak person because I openly talk about my mental health. But I am neither weak nor concerned what opinions narrow minded people may have. What I think and feel is really all that matters to me. I have long since left behind concerns about what other people could think about me.
I sometimes get comments to my face about some aspect of my life that someone doesn’t approve or dislikes. But really those people are weak, narrow minded and also most likely living in fear of something they don’t understand.
But I am strong, resilient and fierce when I need to be. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I understand myself so much better these days, I know my focus, I have goals. I have medical conditions, sure, but they are part of who I am too. My mental health is my own. I look out for myself, and I protect myself.
There are good days, there are bad days. Life is messy – as it is meant to be. There are set dates in the calendar that are hard for me, there are days in the calendar that bring me a sense of joy.
I know I’ve got this, even in the tough times I can be down, sad, depressed, but I have got this.
How do I know this? I am me. There is only me who is accountable for my life. Every warrior has bad day, that is not a weakness. It is how I learn, and evolve.
Have a think about life, actually take some time out just to think. You are stronger than you think, you are not weak – you are strong.
I have got this, and so have you.