Take Care (of yourself).


Your mental health is something that you should always be aware of. By this, I mean that you need to make sure you're always looking out for yourself and your wellbeing - understood? Not to sound too deep about this subject, but this is something that I really care about purely because my state of mind is always easily affected. All throughout my life I had such an up and down mindset and to this day it still goes on but I've learned to "control" it better than before. Let me give you guys an example so you're not sitting back thinking, "eh what is she talking about?.

Back when my anxiety was taking full effect (just before I came to uni) I would always second guess myself. Choosing to go to a university that none of my friends were going too was a massive jump for me and goodness knows how many times I've mentioned this on my blog. It's not like I could go home every day and visit my home friends after lectures. Instead, I would be going back to my accommodation halls to see people that don't know me and I would have to engage in conversation with them. This was scary and as much as I played it off being excited and what not - don't get me wrong I was excited - I was so terrified at the fact that I was moving my life to a brand new location. Mentally I was quite nervous and I kept this under wraps because I wanted to make sure that I could still go ahead with taking the plunge to move out. Fortunately for me, it worked out well and I never had to revisit that scary place in my mind again.

Some people aren't as lucky as me. I am really blessed to not have an escalated scale of anxiety and that I'm not a daily suffer like many people in the world. If I'm working myself up or overthinking everything, I now know how to reduce those thoughts and go back to being calm. As easy at it sounds, it really isn't easy. I am only human and some days are just a bit too much. There are so many people in this world that have the same thoughts and feelings but on a constant basis and still think that it's something to do with them when well and truly it could have so much to do with your mental wellbeing. You'll have a difficult time trying to get through it all if you don't acknowledge the fact that everything isn't your fault. I really thought that the issue was something wrong with me. I mean technically it is but the way that I thought was that it's only me who panics over the most littlest things. Well... It isn't just me.

Why do we always think that? This I cannot answer and because of this, it makes me think as to why we actually don't take care of ourselves. We always just seem to push aside any bad thoughts and feelings hoping that they will just disappear. But they don't, they store and build up waiting to explode one day. We're all guilty of this, I know I am... well was as I've changed that now and so should you. I can't begin to tell you how important it is to practice self-care. It seems like a lot of effort, but once you get into the swing of this it'll become a part of your daily routine. Find something that works well for you and stick to it. I blog (clearly) and although this gets me alone with my thoughts, at least they're good thoughts that I'm putting down on this platform which can then help others. Me doing this is so much better than having troublesome thoughts rattling inside of my brain and causing me grief because that's not fun. I'm just glad that it's over.

One last thing to remember... always pick yourself up and try to put yourself together when you're down. It's so vital to do this and once you have you'll be able to overcome anything. Having support from your family and friends helps also, don't be afraid to let them in.

Have a good weekend guys x

"Today's note: Take care of myself today."

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