I’m really sick of seeing posts that make me feel like I need to apologise or feel guilty for my mental health.
So here’s some reminders:
- Your mental health will literally consume you at times, you do not need to feel guilty for this unless you are causing others physical pain.
- If someone cannot ‘deal’ with you they are allowed to walk away - it’ll be better for you both in the long run if they’re not willing to understand you.
- The only people other than yourself that you owe anything are those you provide for. You do not provide for an employer. (I say this with a kind heart, please look after your babies, fur or otherwise)
- Sometimes working isn’t possible. That’s absolutely fine. Working isn’t your life’s purpose. Take some time off, quit, find another way to make money.
- Worrying about money does not create money. Either stop worrying about it (easier said than done) until you’re mentally well enough to deal with it or ask for help with it. (Asking for assistance with money before you have to actually ask for money is a very adult thing to do).
- You are allowed to be upset with people who fail to help you. Especially if those people would expect you to be there for them. This isn’t fair and they are using you.
- Laying in bed is literally a coping mechanism. Don’t allow someone to make you feel bad for feeling safe.
- Having a safe space is necessary. Having multiple safe spaces is a blessing. Use them whenever you need them.
- Drinking water is important. Eating is important. Find a reason to do them, not because someone on the internet screamed in your face. (Buy a nice water bottle, buy a plate with a cute character on it and make it a goal to see the characters face).
Whatever you need to do, do it.
Cut people out. Eat pizza for a week. Don’t have a shower today. Watch movies all day. Go for a walk at 2am. Smoke. Drink. Eat meat. Spend 4 hours on TikTok.
Forgive yourself for having a mental illness because that’s what it is, we all hate the term, but it’s an illness like any other and therefore we need to start accepting the symptoms of it.