Conquering Mental Illness

Fighting against mental illness can be really though sometimes. It has the capability to cloud everything so much that we don't see a way out anymore. I hate that at times my anxiety takes over, that I start believing the lies it tells me because that's what it helps me to focus on in communication with others. That sometimes it means going to bed right after dinner and still having trouble getting up the next morning, that socialising can become difficult because its exhausting dealing with the sensory overload inside your head and pretending that everything is okay.

Close Your Eyes

We all have battles we face, we all feel like it's too much sometimes, that's okay. Find the things that help you to deal with all that. Getting out to move, breathing techniques, closing your eyes, repeating a certain phrase, getting out of the room, etc. This is doable, we just need to find what fits us.

Relationship Crucibles

I think that there is often a misconception, that once you get into a relationship the mental health issues will disappear, cause you're happy now right? Not alone or craving love anymore cause it's at your fingertips. Alas that's not how reality works. Just because I couldn't at this point combine taking care of my mental health and thriving in a relationship doesn't mean it's impossible. There are so many people who have managed to make the combination work and given it their own beautiful form.

Alone

I think it's our responsibility as people to let each other know we're there for them. We're not made to be alone, and we can all do our part. See someone alone? Go sit next to them. Invite that person who you usually don't talk to. Be kind to each other, you don't know the battles they're facing. Feeling alone? contact someone you trust, or even here me. 

Breathe: Chaos to Calm

In the USA alone 40 million adults above the age of 18 are affected a year by anxiety and panic attacks. That's an insane number. I've had my fair share of anxiety leading to panic attacks, some that would leave me restless for days and not know which way to turn. It made me desperate to find some kind of solution because burying it definitely was not helping. I figured there's gotta be some kind of way to make this work cause I noticed in every part of my life it would crumble when I was in these modes.