To say this year has been tough would be the understatement of the century. I’ve lost friends far sooner than I ever should have, some through circumstances I will never understand, my first long term relationship has ended, and I’m now living on my own which is something I never thought I’d want or have to do. However it has taught me some really valuable lessons:
- Life really is short. You don’t know how long the people you love and care about will be with you, so tell them what they mean to you, make the most of every minute and treasure every moment and memory.
- Change is scary, but change is good! You really don’t know what’s around the corner, and if something is making you unhappy or unfulfilled, don’t be afraid to change it. It could be the best thing you ever do.
- Don’t rely on other people to make you happy. Only you can make yourself truly happy, and if other people fit in with that then that’s a bonus.
- Your mind needs just as much care and attention as your body does, so do try to set some time aside to look after your mental health. Meditate, practice mindfulness or self care, or just take a minute to talk to someone about what you’re thinking or how you’re feeling.
You can find loads of really useful resources and support on the Mind website.
Lots of love to you all this World Mental Health Day.