Both of these girls have mental health and both of these girls are me.
G O O D or I L L
The left I'm smiling- even then in treatment for Anorexia Nervosa I didn't like to admit that I even HAD a mental health- good or bad. The thing is there's only ONE THING all mental illnesses thrive on SHAME and SECRECY. Shame for struggling, only reinforced by the stigma of society, leading to a surplus of should's. 'I should be ok, I should have my life together, I should be grateful, I SHOULDNT be talking about this.
That's the thing with should, by definition it indicates obligation.
On the right I'm smiling- firmly in recovery with the best mental health I've had in years. It's only now I recognise the importance of saying #ihavementalhealth .
Why should it have to get to a point where there's no denying your struggles? Why are we taught that having sadness and anxiety and negative emotions are inherently 'bad' and make us a 'bad person'. We need to get more comfortable, feeling the uncomfortable, and normalising speaking about our mental health. The only way to beat the stigma and shame is to start a conversation.
That conversation could potentially save a life one day.
I spend my weekdays in almost constant motion. From the moment I wake up, until the moment I go to sleep, I am making moves. On the weekend, I like to rest. It’s good to sit back and relax, and trust that the world will keep moving forward without me.
Sometimes the best parts of life happen when you are at rest.
Took Fred for a 3 mile walk this morning after strength training. I ran a little bit just to see how it felt and it wasn't too bad. I'm not sure if I should completely stop until I can get the hip to 100% or just take it easy or what? Who has all the answers out there? Please share your wisdom! 🏼 The research can be overwhelming and I have found you can find research to support basically whatever you want to do. Do it your own way and find the research to back it up? LOL not the way I want to do it, I'm leaning towards doing it the right way. Unless it means something I really don't want to do! 🤣