There have been so many moments in this past year and especially after this summer where I thought, "Oh my God, I think I ruined my life" If you read this post then you know why some of those feelings came up.
Well, there is a problem with that thinking and that statement. Me feeling like I did something to warrant anxiety and or depression is exactly the type of thinking my anxiety and depression feed on. Think of it like AA for your mind, and you need a step one. Well for me the step one was letting go of this idea that I ruined my life
Sure, I could easily sit here wallow and say well if I wasn't anxious I would've done this trip this summer or gone abroad or x, y and z. It could go on forever, but the way I was wasting my life was by playing these what-if scenarios out in my head. I was spending so much time living in these moments that didn't even exist and may not ever exist. I think all of us do this a little bit, mental health struggle or not.
That is one thing I have found constant out of these posts, whether it is you, someone you love, or nobody in your life with a "mental health problem" we all have these pretty spectacular minds that need a reminder and a tune-up every now and then. So these tips I share are targeted to help people struggling like me, but I hope more people can see their own connection and relate!
So on that note... I wanted to create a space where we could talk about mental health and share tips and even just share bad days, but for now, I wanted it to be anonymous. So if you want to talk, relate or just ask questions please use the form below!
I also wanted to go beyond this and maybe start a place in Denver where we could go get coffee and hang out and just be there for people who are struggling! Even if one person came it would feel like Christmas morning for me! This poll is anonymous but I do want to see the interest: