Quick Mental Health Reminders For Difficult Times
Wouldn't it be great if life could be more simple, and there were no challenging times for anyone, ever? Unfortunately that's not the case. There are always going to be tough times, but your not in it alone! We got you.
The next time you feel as though you're going through "the struggle", go through this quick list of reminders to tell yourself and remember... it will always be more than okay.
1. This will only make me stronger
Sometimes we don't want to be strong. Due to the tough times we're going through we just want to throw the towel in and give up. But God, or whatever you believe in, wouldn't have faced you with these challenges if it wasn't something that could help you to grow as a person and make you stronger. Don't give up!
2. Whatever I'm feeling right now, it's totally fine boo.
(Yes, you call yourself boo because you love yourself). We always put way too much pressure on our feelings and emotions, as if we're not aloud to feel a certain way or something. That's b.s.
Our feelings make us human. Sad, anxious, scared... the list goes on and on. Instead of trying to "get over it", try to dig a little deeper to truly understand where the feelings are coming from.
3. I'm stronger than I realize
There's a workout meme floating around out there somewhere that says something along the lines of, "When you feel tired or feel like giving up, that's when you know you're 40% of the way there. Your body still has 60% more to give."
That being said, we don't give our body, mind, or heart enough credit sometimes. Even if we can't always see it, we're way more capable of handling the hard stuff than we think.
4. It's okay to take a break
Whether you want to believe it or not, taking a break is productive. The last thing you want to be doing when you're going through a difficult time is putting more pressure on yourself by adding one thing after another onto your to-do list.
Listen to your body when it gives you signs that it's time to relax, even if it's only for 20 minutes. Plus, it's actually easier to be productive and more proficient when we are well rested.
5. I'm not alone
Like we mentioned at the beginning of this article, we got you! But besides that, the days where we continually tell ourselves that no one cares every time we wish we could vent are over. Friends, family, an online support group or even a therapist are people who are there to support you. Please never feel as though you are alone.
While these mental health reminders might help to get you through the worst of this difficult time, it’s important that you seek help if you are really struggling and need someone to talk to.
Your feelings are always valid and you deserve to be heard, so please reach out to loved ones or someone who is able to listen. You deserve to be happy.