I Am Not Ok. But I Will Be: 7 Things to to Think About to Take Care in Self-Isolation.
as mental health awareness month is upon us and we are are still sitting at home trying to make sense of our lives, I decided to put a blog together of some things I’ve picked up from various podcast, readings, and the corners of my own mind. for the people whose minds won’t let them sleep because we’ve spent the past few months or years bettering ourselves to get to a place where we can move and fly and now we’re stuck. This is for you. Much love 💛
It’s ok to cry about things that happened a really long time ago. You are not less of a person for still having triggers.
A lot of old memories might be coming up for you right now. Right now you are facing you in ways you’ve never done before. But why not focus on how far you’ve come instead of where you’re going? You were once in the darkness and then you found the light. If you could do it then, you can do it now. This too shall pass.
2.You were never a problem to be solved. Just a person to be loved.
Your brain may be trying to rewrite history as if you are to blame for every negative thing that has occurred in your life. Have compassion for yourself and know that every time you felt hurt was from the lack of feeling loved. As all humans go through.
3. “If you don’t talk to yourself, yourself will talk to you”.
Be your biggest cheerleader right now. Encourage yourself with kind thoughts. You are doing the very best you can. Be nice to your body because she is doing the best she can too.
4. Your value does not depend on the fact that you are single during a pandemic. Do you know how brave you are to be doing this alone? How much stronger down the line this will make you? When you felt your worse, you had you and you made it through.
5.Each day is a gift. Greet the day as if something good will happen in your favor.
If you greet the world expecting the good, the good will follow you. It takes the same energy to worry as it does to believe. Pick the one that will give you peace of mind.
6. It’s ok to feel lost just when you think you’ve figured out who you were. Life is not linear.
Quarantine may have started at a time in your life where you finally got the courage to go after what you wanted. Now all of our plans have been chucked out the window. It’s ok. When things get difficult it just means there’s a big future in front of you. God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.
7. Feelings demand to be felt. The healing happens when you go through it, not around it.
Write it all down. Let go of the weight. Lean into the discomfort. Choose to forgive so that our past hurts don’t affect our futures.