Maintaining your Mental Health

Hey guys! I am very sorry that I have been MIA since the last time that I posted. I am currently going into my fourth week of classes of my last semester. So as you all can imagine things have been quite hectic for me, especially with getting settled with my everyday schedule and back into the swing of things. However along with this, for the past few weeks I have also found it sort of hard to try and write. Not only have I been physically busy, but so has my mind and I’ll admit not always in the most positive ways. With my life so rapidly changing each day before my eyes, it has certainly taken a huge toll on my mental health lately. Which is why I couldn’t exactly find the motivation to sit down and write. But I decided since that is the very reason that I have been so absent lately, why not just take a shot at sitting down and writing about it to see how it goes.

Mental health is something that many of us have difficulties with keeping up with, especially when we have so much going on in our lives we may just push it off or avoid acknowledging it. To be honest, I don’t know about some of you but personally I feel that acknowledging my mental health a bit scary sometimes making it hard for me to address it. Mental health struggles are completely normal for basically everyone (even those who say otherwise) so it is okay to to the things that we need to do in order to maintain it. It becomes especially important to make sure that we do not ignore maintaining our mental stability during times of lots of life changes and stress which is something that I am still learning each day. Not to talk about it as necessarily something that can be “controlled” because it is hard to try and control our minds. Our minds go where they want, when faster than we can even process what is going on in them.

Speaking from a personal struggle my mind can be my absolute worst enemy sometimes and I am sure that others can relate. It becomes a question for me on some days on whether not my mind will either ruin or enhance the day. When we are not careful we can sometimes let our minds get the best of us and completely take over. But when we feel this starting to happen it is our job to find our individual ways to fight against this. Which is why it is so important to maintain your mental health. When we allow so much build up inside of us it can be what brings us to our lowest points. I know personally I find myself putting me into these low points just from what starts as one bad thought that turns into a domino effect of more. But you know everyone has their own personal things that they need to work on and that is completely okay! Just as long as we acknowledge these things and not just allow them to build up and eventually control us. For me I am so hard on myself sometimes to the point where I do not treat myself with the love that I deserve. So I am learning myself ways to combat this because I do not like the effect.

So if any of you can relate to this and have been feeling the same slump, know that it is not just you. It is okay to go through battles with yourself but just don’t let it get the best of you. Don’t beat yourself up over every little thing. Things might seem hard in our lives at the moment but things don’t stay the same forever which is what gives me hope and motivation. Even if everything around you may seem like it is falling apart, I assure you things will be okay in the end. Before you beat yourself up about all of the things you have done wrong whether if that includes big things or small just think to yourself “Am I really going to let this bring me down?” because odds are it is not worth the stress. And who knows something really great may come from these tough periods. Just like my girl Kelly Clarkson said “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” So just keep this in mind guys and we will all be just fine in the end.

Again I am sorry for being MIA for so long but I just really needed the time. And granted I still hardly have anything figured out but I am trying to not let my struggles rule my life. Which is why I love having this blog that makes me so happy to share my thoughts, especially those that I know others can connect with. So I am sorry for this not so happy post, but just felt great to get this out. I hope you guys enjoyed the read and as always look out for my next post (trying to work on this whole consistency thing haha)! But till next time ya’ll!



The Compulsive Smiler 

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