Today I simply wanted to share a simple message, that I’ve found myself overlooking the past year in lockdown.
It’s okay to reach out for help.
Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? However I’ve found this incredibly hard to do, even though I’ve needed to, for a while now.
Lockdown life has affected us all in many, many ways. And I have seen people close to me struggling in big ways. So anytime I felt like life was getting a little too hard for me personally, I always shrugged it off. I’ve been telling myself that my problems aren’t as important as others, or that they will go away.
Unfortunately my anxiety issues have crawled back into my life slowly over the past year, and I’ve felt myself becoming truly depressed in the past few months too.
It manifested in small ways. Such as maybe being a bit quicker to snap at my husband, for mundane things. Or struggling to sleep, even though I’ve been exhausted. Losing interest in things that were once my passions. I’ve also felt quite manic at times, where my moods have swung quicker than ever before.
All this has come to a head over the past month, and I’ve struggled quite a bit. All the while trying to put on a brave face, and make things as happy as possible for my little boy.
But I’ve now come to the realisation that I need help. And so I’ve started talking about how I’m feeling more, which immediately helps. I’ve also planned to go to the doctors very soon, and ask about going back on anxiety meds. It’s something I never wanted to have to do again, but I’ve also accepted that getting help is nothing to be ashamed of.
I’m doing okay, and I already feel a little lighter for sharing how I’m feeling. However I simply wanted to post this on the blog, to remind people that its good to reach out. And that it’s okay to be struggling right now.
Here’s to things hopefully improving as soon as possible!
And I’ll check in next month to give a little update.
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