Yes, you. The girl who battles anxiety and depression. The girl who is constantly worried about the future, while still stressing about the past. The girl who finds it uncomfortably hard to live in the moment. The girl who just wants a quiet mind. The girl who just wants to be present. The girl who struggles daily.
This is for you.
I know you’re trying. I know getting out of bed is harder than it should be. Simple tasks like going to the grocery store are even enough to stress you out some days.
The second you wake up, your brain floods with overwhelm. Before your eyes even open, all you can see is a to-do list of the things you don’t have the energy to take care of.
It’s always one thing after another, isn’t it?
They tell you to “stop worrying” and that “other’s have it way worse than you”. The most frustrating part?
You fucking know that. You know people have it worse, and knowing that makes you FEEL worse. You fucking know that you need to stop worrying. It’s the how that’s so damn hard.
Trust me, I know what you’re going through. I’ve been there before, and I think it’s a place I will always visit.
Unlike popular belief, neither anxiety nor depression can be cured. But it can be helped. It can be controlled. With medication or holistically – you CAN learn to live with it.
I’m going to be real with you though, if you want to tackle your mental illness, it will get worse before it gets better. Addressing all the parts of your brain (the parts you work so hard to avoid) with open arms WILL cause pain. It will feel like you’re in a tiny sailboat in the middle of the sea during a storm. This process may be short or long; this is your journey. But, the storm will go away and the sea will settle sooner or later. It will be something behind you. It may get rocky again, but you’ll know what to do next time.
Before you start, remember you are not alone in this. Tell close family and friends what you’re going through. They may not understand at first, but the true friends will stick around and be there for you despite it.
Let’s break the stigma mental health has.
Focus on your physical health. Feed your body with foods that nourish you. Work out and get the endorphins flowing through your brain!
(It’ll be hard to motivate yourself daily, but you’ll never regret working out) If you’re looking for a support group for this, then email me and I’ll get you started!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suck up your pride and look into personal development. This is a HUGE one. This is something everyone with or without mental illness should do. Think, what stresses you out the most? Your lack of confidence? Your career? Your relationships? Not sure where to start? There’s a book on it.
Whatever you do, don’t stop fighting. Don’t ever give up. The world needs you and your gifts – even if you don’t know what your gifts are yet.