Lately, life has tested my mental strength like an exam I didn’t study for. But I keep going… keep on moving on, keep working hard, dealing with the insanity, doing the best I can, keep trying to be fair and kind, keep helping others when I can, finding the humour, speaking up and saying what needs to be said. There is no shame in talking about what’s fucking with your mind, with whatever method of communication you need to use. Don’t worry what others might think about that. Just do it. Talk about it. Say or type it out loud. Because THAT is how you get through life in one piece. I am known to be a super strong person mentally. But some days, I really, really struggle. Some days, the only thing that keeps me from falling apart is remembering and reminding myself how long it took me to put myself back together the last time I allowed myself to do that. Because it’s easy to play the victim. I know. I played it well. But it’s not worth being that type of person. Going back there and undoing everything I’ve worked so hard to become. I did not come this far, to only come this far.
If you are with me, feeling the same sorts of feelings, don’t let them break you. You need to build that mental strength, even when it’s hard. Even when it feels impossible. When you do feel like you might break… Just keep telling yourself that nothing and nobody has that type of power. It’s not the load that breaks you. It’s the way you carry it. Be strong. Talk. ❤ #BellLetsTalk #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #bestrong #keepgoing #speakup #talk #bellletstalk2018 #laugh #findthehumor #thinkpositive #beafuckingwarrior #youcandoit