Recently I have been trying to down size. Downsize friendships, downside stuff, downsize spending, downsize social media use, downsize everything that doesn’t serve my mental health.
I have been struggling with my mental Health every since I can remeber. I have felt crazy, been told im crazy, diagnosed, misdignosed ect. I have been through quite a bit of trauama. I spent much of my 20s trying to pretent like I never had trauma. And trying to prevent it, made me have LOTS of it. I was really lost.
Honestly I have always been lost. Like there is something fundamentally wrong with me. I don’t think or feel the way that I am supposed to. It has caused a lot of pain and turmoil in my life. But, I have also learned a lot about myself and how to cope with these feelings over the years. I have always felt lost. Like somethings not right with me. I don’t think the way I am supposed to.
I have been working on getting better, though. I’ve started therapy, and although it’s been a roller coaster, it’s been helpful. I’ve also been reading and researching more about mental health to better understand my own struggles. One thing I’ve learned is that there is no “right” way to think or feel. I have been working on getting better and learning more about myself. It’s taken a lot of time and effort, but I’ve started to make progress. I’ve been through therapists, tried several with many different approaches. Like with most jobs, it has to be a good fit. I have been opening up about my struggles. I’ve also been practicing self-care and incorporating more positive habits into my daily routine.
I am feeling the most ok I have ever felt lately, and it’s an incredible feeling. It has taken a lot of hard work and self-reflection to get to this point, but I’m grateful for the progress I’ve made. I know that mental health is not a linear journey, and there will be ups and downs along the way, but right now, I’m enjoying this moment of calm. I’ve learned that it’s important to celebrate even the small victories, and this is definitely one of them.
I wanted to start a blog to share things I have learned about mental health and my personal journey. Writing has always been a therapeutic outlet for me, and I believe that by sharing my experiences, I can help others who may be going through similar struggles. Through this blog, I hope to create a safe and supportive community where we can all share our stories and learn from each other. Mental health is such an important topic, and it’s time to end the stigma surrounding it.
Taking care of our physical health is crucial for our mental wellbeing. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins, which help to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet can greatly impact our mood and energy levels throughout the day. By incorporating positive habits into our daily routine, such as going for a walk or preparing a healthy meal, we are not only prioritizing our physical health but also improving our mental state.
I wanted to start a blog to share things I have learned about mental health and self-care. Through my own journey, I’ve discovered so many helpful tools and insights that have made a big difference in my life. I hope that by sharing my experiences and resources, I can help others who may be struggling with similar challenges. It’s important to me to create a safe and inclusive space where everyone is welcome to share their own stories and insights as well.