I felt that it was time that I wrote something positive, which in itself is a positive thing as it means that I am starting to open my mind to positive thinking (even if it is only on a sporadic basis).
So here are some of the things that I have learnt, from therapy, reading and life experiences.
I have learnt that; I should open up to people about how I’m feeling, instead of bottling up my thoughts and feelings and allowing them to fester. If I’m anxious, I should tell somebody.
… I shouldn’t make a snap judgement about somebody based upon their outward appearance, I don’t know what’s going on inside until I ask.
… the people who truly care about you will move heaven and earth to help you.
… asking for help is not weakness.
… being upset sometimes is okay.
… there are lots of people who are experiencing – or have experienced – what I’m going through.
… exercise, healthy eating and physical wellbeing have a huge effect on my mental wellbeing.
… opening up about my own problems, encourages others to do the same.
… there is help available, I just needed to know where to find it.
… hurting myself is a quick fix, not a long term measure.
… there is no quick fix for anything.
… having an achievable goal to work towards gives my life meaning.
… I need to open my eyes to the world around me and take it in, instead of ploughing on through with the blinkers on. Sometimes I need to stop, take a look around and listen.
… having setbacks is normal. There will be bumps along the way.
… life is balance.
… I shouldn’t be ashamed about what I’m experiencing.
… I should write as often as possible because it is one of the few things in life that provides me a true mental challenge.
… writing is a career I should at least attempt to pursue. It allows me to express myself in a way that I couldn’t ever do verbally, it gives me fulfilment and shows me that I do have at least one talent!
… I shouldn’t feel embarrassed to be myself.
… Each day is a new day, treat it as such.
… I am strong.