This time last year, I was lost. I had gotten caught up in the things of this world, and forgotten who I was. I allowed people’s words and actions to control how I felt about myself. I allowed people to use me, and treat me however they saw fit. I suppressed my emotions. After a few months, all of this became too overwhelming, and I hit rock bottom. I thought to myself,” It cant get any worse than this”. But that summer, I found out rock bottom had a basement. Coping with my emotions that had been suppressed and the unbearable pain that came along with it, was difficult to say the least. But it was the push I needed, and I began to focus on myself.
learning to follow GOD blindly
This was KEY to handling my mental health struggles. But don’t get me wrong, faith does not cure mental illness. I am not saying that my issues were “prayed away”. God’s love simply encouraged me to find purpose in my life. His grace helped me to understand that I am not the mistakes that I’ve made. I found acceptance in his mercy. I found freedom from the negative perceptions I had of myself. I found a sense of belonging to something greater than myself.
Journaling calms me. It gives me a way to acknowledge my feelings, because I can’t always say them out loud.
JOIN THE INNER CIRCLE
One of my FAVORITE ways to reflect, and always manages to put a smile on my face is pulling out my happiness jar. 🙂 If you have no clue what a happiness jar is, it’s a jar full of memories. In 2015, I began writing down 1 happy memory or funny moment from each and adding it into my jar. Now, when I’m feeling down, I just pull out a random post it! A lot of the times, it’s things I haven’t thought about in a really long time. 🙂
After months of feeling overwhelmed by my emotions, I decided to focus some of that energy back on myself. This began my self care journey. So, every Sunday, I focus solely on myself. Whether it be mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I find it to be the best way of starting my week. 🙂
at home self care IDEAS
This is how I refocus my attention. Quarantine has had me in a bit of a funk, so I’ve taken this time to perfect my crafts, hobbies, and start new ones. I started my photography company, and long awaited YouTube channel. I’m also working on a few more projects, that I’m excited to announce. Stay Tuned 🙂
Limit Social Media
Social media can be toxic at times. I can see a post that’ll trigger so many bad thoughts and feelings. So, sometimes I just have to take a break.
SOME DAYS ARE JUST DARK
Even though it’s ideal, you can’t always have good days. It is okay to be sad. And although I knew this, I still had a difficult time coping with it. I would get this feeling in my chest, that I couldn’t really explain. A lot of times, I would unsure of what I was feeling and why I was feeling it.
Activities to reduce anxiety
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
SELF CARE GIVEAWAY!!
CLOSES JUNE 12TH
JOIN THE INNER CIRCLE
CONNECT WITH ME!
MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO!!
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