Thoughtfully tagged in this post by @sarah.jickling:
It's world mental health day! 🙏🙏🙏Thank you for the reminder, @anxietyerica! It took getting so sick I couldn't sing or dance this week to remember that I'm not just a "mental health activist," I'm also someone living with mental illness. Self care always has to come first, because even though I'm doing better than I ever have, I can slip back into depression, anxiety, hypomania, or binge eating really quickly if I don't take care of myself. Everyone should put self care first, even though we often feel that makes us "lazy" or lesser. Thank you to my mental health community for reminding me of this every time I forget it. @rudycaseres @mindful.happiness @anxiouslyawesome @dothehotpants @thejourneytales @zottiedottie @so_bipolar”
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And thank you for this reminder, @sarah.jickling! 💜 Even though it was World Mental Health Day here in Australia yesterday & my day had started out well, it didn’t take long for my mood to completely change and go downhill. 😔 It made me sad that I felt this way since I was celebrating how far I’ve come on my mental health recovery journey on such a special day. But like you’ve reminded me and others here – we may be activists, but we do live with mental illness so we need to understand that not all days are going to be good, BUT they will get better. I have so much love & respect for you! Keep up the great work, and I hope you’re feeling much better than you were. ☺️🌻
Stay mindfully happy,