“Embrace the glorious mess that you are”
The mind is such a powerful thing. I try to be a positive person some days I do really well at it. There are still days that it’s really tough. For years of my life I battled depression and anxiety. I was the girl who didn’t even like going to store alone because I always felt like people were looking at me. Heck maybe there were I was always sad and 200 plus pounds overweight. I’d have panic attacks sometimes so bad that in my mind I thought I was having a heart attack or worse, dying.
I had to teach myself how to calm down. How to keep myself as far away from those dark places as I can. Even today after how far I’ve come there are still times when outside influence gets in the way. Sometimes it takes a lot longer then others to pull myself back out. There are even still times that I don’t even realize that it’s happening until I’m waist deep in the funk. When this does happen and I realize it I try and give myself some grace. Remember just how far I’ve come.
Nighttime was often the worst. That’s when my mind would wonder. When everything else was quit. I wouldn’t be able to sleep. Many nights I would have to medicate myself just to be able to fall asleep.
“It’s time to rest. Everything is going to be ok.”
Remind yourself of this when needed. Rest & sleep are essential to wellness and minding your mental health. Sometimes it can be difficult to relax so it helps to remind yourself that you and everything will be ok. Anxious thinking & worrying will not change the outcome, it will only cause you more stress.
I know that when you are in the midst of it it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I just try to remember tomorrow is a new day. Remember you can get through anything. No matter what it is. The hard times, sad times, rough patches, bumpy roads. We can do this!! It may take hours, a day, couple days, or months, but there will be progress! Every one of us is a mess in our own way.
Embrace our beautiful mess and turn it into our message 💖