Relationships can be hard enough to navigate at the best of times, particularly when you are young. Finding the right combination of boundaries and goals is an almost lifelong task. But what happens when you add depression to the mix? Well, things start to get a lot more complicated.
So, as the world continues to open up, don’t let your thoughts, your brain, derail the plans you have made. It is okay to analyse your thoughts, to question the motivation of your brain. Soak up the experiences and go with the flow.
For those of you who struggle with your mental health, you know that it is not always constant doom and gloom or stress. There are times when things seem clearer and there is a glimmer of hope in our periphery. So why don’t these periods feel like the break we deserve?
If you are reading this or any other article on this website, it is safe to assume that for whatever reason, you have an interest in mental health. I am willing to go out on a limb and say that that interest stems from personal experience whether that be first or second hand. I’m also going to bet that whatever experience you may have had, involved some difficult decision making.
The thing with trying to fight an overwhelming mentality is, slow progress feels like no progress. When you are fighting your own brain, it has the power to tell you anything it wants. I remember reading somewhere that mental illness is the only illness that convinces you you’re fine and I don’t think anything sums it up better.