You are not your illness.
You are good enough.
It’s easy to get knocked down, it’s easy to feel rejected, and it’s even easier to feel alone. In times like these, do not lose faith in who you are. You have a name, a history, a personality, that is beautiful and unique, and if you can recognise that today, I promise that you will be well on your way to a better #headspace.
Yesterday I woke up early, hit the gym and was feeling good until I had a few pieces of bad news. And all of a sudden, seemingly out of no where, I had a severe case of the blues. I felt like the world was against me, and that whatever I did would not be good enough. Even after being reconciled by friends and loved ones, I still couldn’t quite find a way out of the hole that I was sitting in. It’s frustrating too, because I’ve had a good run over the last few weeks, everything has seemed bright and sunny, yet it’s funny how a few new pieces of information can show up and put everything else to a complete stop.
I don’t like it when I allow myself to be consumed by negativity. I don’t like it when I don’t feel good enough. And I really don’t like that my coping mechanism is to close up and become a silent shadow in the back of the room.
But, hear this. In moments of rejection, sadness and anxiety, remember that it’s easy to confused yourself into thinking that the things your brain are telling you are real and based in fact. When in fact, they’re not. They’re just the tiny voices inside you, forcing you to feel paranoid, forcing you to feel worthless, and it’s about time that they shut up.
I know it’s not that easy, yesterday’s negativity is only starting the clear from my mind. But it’s a work in progress that we can’t truly escape. But in any case, it’s not ‘you’. Do not let your illness define who you are. Instead, remember that you are free to be yourself. With your beauty, your wisdom and your worth, you can win any battle.