Tough times are put in front of you to test you. To make you realise the strength you have. And most importantly to build resilience for a tougher path that may be round the corner. For me, I've had a life time of challenges from a very young age. And continue to battle those on a daily basis. Most times, like 9 times out of 10 I can get by without too much heartache. But that other small percent I call my moments of weakness or when I get real with myself. I think about the things that get me down, what's triggered them at that point and find a way to take small steps to make them better each time. I recognise how strong I am to still be standing, for not running away at the slightest bit of trouble that comes my way. My current moment of weakness is lasting a little longer than normal, and this past several days has been tougher than normal. There are several ways I cope, which varies from crying like nut, shutting myself in and away from the world and sometimes even have a glass or two of vino to take the edge off. The last isn't ideal, but it's what works. I don't expect to be judged nor would I ever judge anyone else for choosing that path. The main thing here is, that the pain is temporary and there's a lot more to look forward to. And making sure I can still smile is what keeps me in check!
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