“Just because you don’t understand it, doesn’t make it not so” - Lemony Snicket 💫
Today marks the start of mental health awareness week in the UK 🧠 and so, in the interest of leading by example, here’s a quick roundup of where I am at with my somewhat-frustrating brain at the mo:
I have anxiety, I am anxious, sometimes I can’t leave the house because I’m CONVINCED something terrible is going to happen, sometimes I burst into tears at random points because ~what if I’m a terrible person and everyone hates me?~, sometimes I can’t sleep, I have bad dreams, I lose all self worth. And then sometimes I’m fine; able to march into a party, command a conversation, explode with self worth and self confidence.
I never know which side of my brain will win the internal, silent, daily struggle and that makes my mental health something difficult not just for me, but for everyone to understand.
As for RIGHT NOW? I’m feeling good! I went through a really rough patch a few months ago but May has been so far, so good! I’ve had a few wobbles, a few crisis, but for the most part I feel overwhelmingly positive and that’s pretty cool 💁🏼♀️ If I know one thing though, it is this: you can only do your best, and you don’t need to do it alone. Talking is important, getting to know yourself is important. Being HONEST about your emotions is important!
This is my #HonestGram (when am I ever not painfully honest though?! 😂) for @headtalksnews 💗 they are asking people to spend this week being a bit more HONEST about their mental health online and to stop this crazy habit of showing the world that we are smiling when on the inside we are crumbling. 📷 @katyaclarkson_photography #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mh #anxiety