World Mental Health Day
Everyday people feel the pressure to put on a brave face and be happy.
Sometimes, you wake up and can pinpoint exactly what it is that is making you feel a certain way, other days, you can’t.
A lot of people often keep their emotions bottled up and mask them by acting in a certain way, a way they feel expected to. It’s okay, not to be okay.
Everyone has ups and downs, some days are good, others are awful. Some people are open and talk about it, whilst others prefer to keep it in and to themselves.
Find those people in your life that you can turn to when you are feeling vulnerable.
It might be one person, it might be many.
Someone that you can go to without fear of judgement, that will be there and care for you, that you can talk to about anything, no matter how little or big you think the issue is. Someone that you feel safe talking to.
Finding someone to talk to is important, but for some, it’s also finding something that releases that pent up anxiety and keeps you calm. Whether it be a walk in the park, listening to music, meditation or even physical exercise.
Something that relaxes your body and mind.
You never know, sometimes the ‘happiest’ people are really struggling inside.
We don’t know what is going on in people’s minds.
The most important thing is to listen to our bodies and be kind to ourselves.
We can only push ourselves so far and it’s so easy to get caught up with life.
Take time for yourself to do things that make you feel relaxed.
Take a step back, look at all of the amazing things in our lives and all of the incredible people that we are surrounded by.
Be grateful for everything that we have and focus on the positive.
You are never alone. We are here.