For the past few months, my life has taken a crazy turn and it has been a joy to experience it. As I mentioned on a previous post, I’ve been going through a hard time and my mental health was in a down-spiral. Therapy has really helped in finding better ways to deal with my anxiety and other struggles, but I think the greatest resource I’ve had to get better is changing my perspective, and gaining motivation.
Eating better and exercising frequently has contributed tremendously and I’m so happy that I stuck with it and didn’t give up, like I usually did. I really can’t say it enough, this new phase has given me a great desire to lead my life in the healthiest way possible, both physically and emotionally.
I still have my bad moments, deep struggles usually take a long time to be resolved, but I’m confident I’ll get there. For now, I’m just grateful that it’s getting better (and easier) every day. The greatest thing of all, I have people who support me and keep encouraging me, which makes me really, really happy.
This quote describes my current situation perfectly. Since August of last year, I’ve fallen back into a depression. I’ve dealt with depression for most of my life, but these past few episodes have been really bad. That, with my anxiety issues, have created a ‘black hole’ as I like to call it, that’s been draining me emotionally and sometimes it’s extremely tough to tolerate and deal with.
I’ve pondered about posting about my mental health for years, but ever since I’ve been working with things mental health related (My boyfriend’s organization, and attending/helping with support groups), it has given me a new perspective about being open about your situation and raising awareness. It’s okay to talk about it, and I have nothing to hide. Hopefully this is the beginning of a more honest blog, this is where I can write about anything I want, and I should take advantage of it.
Like the title of this post says, I’m slowly winning and dealing with battles, that people cannot see. I’m hopeful it will get better, especially now that I’m seeing a professional that can help me with all these issues.