Firstly, I want to assure everyone I’m doing fine. I’m only posting this in the interest of full transparency and showing that bad days and rough weeks are the norm.
This week has been far from perfect with plenty of stress at work, some past personal trauma resurfacing mixed in with the stresses of every day life and by the end of the week it was just all a little overwhelming.
SO, What have I done about it.......
1. I had plans with the family this weekend, I cancelled because I wanted some time out... 2. I have taken a weeks leave from work because I needed a break, I identified that this was snowballing a couple of weeks ago so I booked leave. My mental well-being is far more important to me than any job.
3. I grabbed my headphones and set out for a couple of hours, I walked, I ran, I sang and I cried. But most importantly I rationalised and unpacked all the things clouding my head.
Yes, you did read right.. I cried, and I cried in public.. Does this make me weak? FUCK NO, This makes me HUMAN.. Don’t ever be afraid to show your emotions.
4. I came home and I had the best nights sleep I’ve had in weeks and woke up today feeling clearer and mire relaxed than I have in weeks.
Moral of the story is to identify when things are building up, take time out for you to process and unpack.
Don’t ever be afraid to cancel plans, you are number 1 and looking after yourself should be your number 1 priority ❤️ #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #headspace #timeout #life #positivity #exercise #fitness #fitspo #mentalhealthmatters