Ok, soooo…. I’m aight. The human experience is a complicated one. Components of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical qualities, that vary. After my last post I had to really look within myself and figure out what I needed to do for myself, that was going to make me feel better. I also realized that I mentioned nothing about my mind in the last post. Well, let me tell you! Mentally, I am one strong mofo. I’ve seen and been through so much that, if I was not mentally strong; I would not have made it this far. I’m no expert but these are some of my thoughts when it comes to taking care of my mental and emotional health.
I am grateful for everyday. I am thankful, everyday. I am blessed with grace, glory and mercy, daily. I have moments when I feel so weighed down, like I don’t want to keep moving forward, but those are just moments that pass. And I have moments when I think nobody cares about me but that is my mind playing tricks on me. There are also moments when I am angry af and I want to fuck shit up! But, again these are just moments in my feelings. The feelings are overwhelming at times but I have to remind myself in those moments that I am strong and can overcome any obstacle. When I sit back and think about my life, I am thankful I had to go through things, so that I could sift out what I did and didn’t want for my and my peace. All that, made me who I am today. It made me a better version of my old self. I am proud of who I am.
Mental health is just like any other health, I want to preserve and nurture it. There were times where I needed outside help; that’s where therapy/counseling came in! I’ve gone to professionals at different points in my life when I just felt mentally overwhelmed, exhausted and lost. I’ve been able to use the tools and techniques I have learned through counseling, to help me deal with life. It’s something I recommend to people I love, it can be truly life changing.
Anyway, we are all going through a lot right now. But despite your circumstances, whoever you are, wherever you are; you are important. You are strong. You are unique. You are loved. Don’t let anyone or your own mind convince you otherwise. Live your life and do what makes you happy. Oh! and try not to hurt others in the process. Compassion and empathy are also key. I don’t want to cause intentional or malicious. I want to feel joy and spread it. Soul food for real.
Be in the moment. Life is way too short and I want to enjoy it as much as I can.
(To sum it up: Players gon play and the haters gon hate. Also, try not to be an asshole! Thank you 😊)