You can't pour from an empty cup. Self care is important.
I guess you could say this blog post is a bit out of the norm from me. 
Lately I've been feeling really isolated, in what I do, what I create, where I stand. A bunch of things really, and I'm not sure why. Sure it's easy to say "Oh hey, I'm really not feeling good today" but rather than me do that, I've just been pushing people away, to me, this doesn't hurt as much. I'd rather push people away than tell them how I feel. Why? Because talking about how you feel to anyone is terrifying. You're putting your emotions and feelings and everything else out on the table to whoever you're talking to, therapist, mum, dad, boyfriend, girlfriend, even your cat, I won't judge (I totally talk to my cat all the time) but the thought of being in that vulnerable situation just scares me to the point I find it easier to push people away than just talk. 

I don't know why I do this and I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this but lately my minds just been all over the place, one day I'm on top of the world and the next I can barely get out of bed. And that's okay, taking a mental health day for yourself every once in a while is good for you, and sometimes you need to for the sake of your own sanity - Stay in bed until noon, binge watch whatever is on Netflix, eat whatever you want and not feel bad about it - Tomorrow is a new day, a new you, a fresh start to do something else. 

Looking back, I would force long term goals on myself and would feel awful if I didn't achieve them throughout the year, so this time round I'm setting myself a bunch of mini goals, that I can complete daily or weekly, rather than monthly or yearly and I've found this has done wonders on how I feel about myself in general. I no longer feel as much as a failure as I did, I'm eating better, trying to open up to people more, trying to sleep better, but one step at a time, right? 

What do you guys to in terms of self care? I'd love to know!


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  • Samaritans
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  • Mind
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  • Rethink Mental Illness
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