I wrote the following in December of 2020.
I’m finally back with another Mental Health Monday! These past few months have been mentally and emotionally draining, and I know many of you feel the same way. I just pray that you have been taking care of your needs first. As someone who has struggled with Post Partum Depression I can’t stress enough the need to take care of yourself! I know when I’m not in a good place and/or my energy is off it creates tension in the house.
Selfcare these past few months has been a lot more than just a bubble bath and alone time. I’ve had to find ways to relieve stress and tension in my body. I’ve tried to be more consistent with working out, but I’ve failed miserably. As my therapist has helped me realize it’s okay to fall off the wagon as long as you keep getting up. I’m still a work in progress and probably will be for years to come.
It’s hard to believe that 10 months later I feel as if my emotional capacity has shrunk! Who knew that was even possible? I decided to stop going to my therapist because I felt as if she was no longer helping and I’d find another one. Fast forward to October of 2021 and I haven’t seen a therapist in about a year and I definitely feel like I need to. I have a horrible habit of bottling up my feelings until they explode. If nothing else therapy helped me with that. It was my weekly cry session and if I’m honest I always left feeling better.
If you are reading this I want you to know that you are not alone. A lot of people are struggling with their mental and emotional health. Just put your best foot forward on a daily basis. Developing daily habits and shifting your mindset can go a long way!