Firstly in this post, I’d like to take a brief moment to apologise for my absence from the blog. This post is also going to explain why.
So with a combination of exam stress and a rather large pile of personal “predicaments” for say, I fell into one of the worst depressive episodes I’ve had in a while and if I’m completely honest with you I have spent most of this week asleep or aimlessly scrolling through social media to pass time.
What did I do to get through this episode? I took my time. I did what I could to look after myself, continued to go to work and see friends, but I also carried on like a rollercoaster ride that you don’t like but are too far gone to get off of.
When you crash, or even if you’re feeling kind of low, it’s important that you are patient with yourself. I know it’s a horrible feeling to live with but you have to know that just like every other relatively traumatising roller coaster, what goes down must come up. Your mood will pick up again you just need to take some time to yourself.
Now, I’m not saying you need to sit around waiting for that genuinely okay feeling to come back around. But to get up, carry on with your morning routine, if you need to sit down between each piece of clothing you put on when you sit down. Your day is a marathon that goes at your pace, and everyone in your life is by the sidelines cheering you on.
Remember to drink plenty, compliment yourself and open a window and breathe in that fresh air. We know it takes time to get to the best version of yourself, but we are so proud of where and who you are right now. And remember, the light in this dark tunnel is always closer than you think.