Over the last couple of days my stress levels have been at an all time high. It came out of the blue as I have been on the right track, staying positive and motivated. Every once in a while though, my inner thoughts drag me off the path of inner peace and I begin to stress myself out over all of the little things. I woke up today and decided that while on this path of self love and finding myself, it’s okay to have some darker days where I lose a little hope. The important thing is to pick up right where I left off and remind myself of just how far I’ve come on this journey. It’s not always easy, believe me! I’m learning each day that this path of mine is a life long one. It’ll come equipped with many ups and downs and there might be times where I stray off of the path I’m on. It’s okay. After all, I am human so it’s bound to happen! My depression and anxiety have been with me for as long as I can remember, but through this journey of self care and self love, I believe I’ve been handling it better than I did in the earlier years of my battle.
I’ve decided to fill my days with as many things that bring me happiness as possible. For me that includes writing, exercise, and of course play time with my children! For you, it can be anything that brings you joy! Find what works for you. Things that brighten your day and distract you from those negative thoughts that pop up from time to time.
Another important strategy for coping with the anxiety for me was finding someone to confide in. I think it’s truly important to be vocal about the things we go through and to have someone there willing to listen. If no one comes to mind for you, then feel free to email me! Support is vital and I’m willing to be that support for anyone who needs it!
If you too struggle with those pesky little inner demons, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. Soooo many people worldwide are facing this same struggle. There’s a whole community of us. Stay strong, and keep going!!! You’ve got this!
Much love ❤️