Once a month, I experience a few days of an incredibly low mood. I know when it’s coming, and I can’t do anything to avoid it; when it hits me, it’s so hard to focus on anything else. I have no choice but to face it, manage it, and breathe through those days of struggle, knowing that I’ll come out the other end just fine.
This morning I spent nearly 40 minutes just getting dressed. Not deciding what to wear, not changing my outfit, but literally finding the physical strength to put my clothes on. I finally did, and I was proud of myself.
This photo was also taken today. I’m posting it as a reminder to check up on your friends, your family, your colleagues every now and again, because a smile can conceal a lot. It takes a few seconds to send a text, and can have the biggest impact. I’m lucky that I feel comfortable to start coming off my antidepressants after three years, and I wouldn’t have got here without support.
Stay safe, stay happy, be there for one another💕