For me, being of healthy mind and soul are equally, if not more, important than having a healthy physical state. But don’t they all go hand-in-hand? Of course. Still, you’ll be surprised how many seemingly external problems are linked to internal feelings of dissatisfaction, confusion, and imbalance.
Increasing mental health awareness is a necessary endeavor, but for those of us struggling, it neither begins nor ends there. Recovery is a process, often taking years, if not a lifetime. In my personal experience, working through my anxiety and depression disorders often times seemed impossible. I felt that the options were limited and that there was only so much strength I had left to fight. I was looking for THE answer – the key that opened the lock – expecting that happiness and relief were on the other side of the door.
As with most things in life, it wasn’t that simple. Many years, panic attacks, and broken relationships later, I still felt lost. But, I continued going to therapy, taking my medications, and trying my best to get out of bed every morning. That’s all that I could do for a while. However, by taking these baby steps and gradually committing myself more and more to the ownership of my well-being, things started to improve. Many factors have contributed to the effective management of my current mental health state, of which I am excited to write about and share with you. Even though I still have some bad days, I am thankful for my progress and ability to help others overcome their struggles as well. Remember, it is possible, and you are not alone.
*Disclaimer: Mental health is an extremely touchy subject, and I understand that my experience is my own. Please keep this into consideration as you read my posts, but I most certainly welcome feedback.