I’ve been quiet on my social media pages of late, as I’ve really been struggling with personal stuff. I saw this today and am going to try and remind myself of this, when I’m down on everything I do.
Having good mental health, has been a constant struggle for me over the past four or five years. So many people have crushed the trust that I have in others and yet, their lives go on, as if everything is normal but I’m left trying to pick up the pieces.
Some days, I’m so bone crushingly sad and tired, that I wonder how I can put on my smile and pretend I’m ok to the outside world. Add in menopause hormones and it’s like the whole world is against me! For me, it’s been easier, to push people away, which isn’t healthy but that’s been the way I’ve coped. I’m so scared to feel more rejection, that I’ve closed myself down and I suppose, “hoped” that things will work out. Not a good plan, as it all comes bubbling up, explodes everywhere and makes things even worse.
I suppose the point of this post is, to have everyone remind themselves, that you are worthwhile, you do matter, your smile or kind word, might be just the thing that helps someone make it through another day. So don’t give up on that person you know who isn’t acting like what you normally expect from them. Ask the question, are you ok? It might be your moment to change that person’s day and help them make it through the next few hours, knowing that someone cares. Is this easy to do, NO, but do it, the reward might outweigh your discomfort.