This week has been a challenging week and I can’t lie, I’ve been dealing with a lot of things, Positive Mindset: Family Loss, Food Intake & a Faulty Friendship
Yesterday, I visited one of my household bubbles! *For those of you who aren’t aware, the UK is now in another lockdown. One which is due to last until the 2nd of December 2020. However, that is debatable, and many people believe lockdown 2.0 will be extended?
Apologies, I digress.
I visited my household bubble and spent quality time with my family. It was just what I needed.
I went to bed last night giggling, as I had experienced such a wonderful evening and felt genuine happiness and peace of mind. I woke up this morning feeling somewhat renewed, like my time with family served as a reminder that ‘for every dark night there’s a brighter day.’ – Tupac Shakur
Losing weight isn’t easy and there will be times where like myself you go through a great deal of stress. Emotions that you weren’t prepared for. I miss my Grandad immensely and a loss of any kind will have an impact even on the strongest minds in our universe.
It’s okay to feel down sometimes.
It’s okay to cry.
It’s okay to express yourself through writing, painting, going for a run or having a conversation with someone you trust.
It’s okay to spend some time unwinding, burning incense, having a hot bubble bath, meditating with some crystals and having a cup of herbal tea.
While the above is where I would urge one to go, during times of emotional challenges. I’m aware some people may turn towards the wrong things such as; alcohol, drugs self-harm or something else that is detrimental to their health and wellbeing.
Please try your best to avoid turning to bad elements in life, that do more harm and no good!
Please check out https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
The NHS has a list of charities and organisations that offer support for anyone that needs it.
This morning I went out for a walk, it was cold outside, and my hands were freezing. (Which earlier on this week, I would have talked myself into not going.) However, today I went for a walk, which was just under 3 hours long.
It felt great to feel the cold air glide over my face and through my braids. Listen to the sounds of the outside world and to take a moment to relax and weed out some of the negative feelings I’ve been having.
It felt wonderful to have time to think about areas in my life that have heightened my emotions. It was good to have a better understanding and clarity as to why some things in life happen and how to deal with them better.
This week has been very challenging for me and admittedly on Monday, it felt like I was being swallowed by the world. However, today I’m feeling much better and I’m grateful for my loved ones, who are always supportive, no matter what!
I’ve written this to remind everyone that it’s okay to seek help and support for your mental health. There’s no shame and you should be proud of yourself. I mean, you’ve identified how you’re feeling and you’ve reached out for help.
I want you to know:
- You are strong.
- You are wise.
- You are amazing!
- You are loved.
- You are valued.
- You are needed.
- You are important.
- There is only one version of you in existence, in our entire universe.
‘If you fall, stand tall and come back for more!’ – Tupac Shakur
You’re not alone in this world.