Some days are the worst.
Maybe you got a hefty bill and spent £127 on a new pair of shoes and an out-of-control night out and now you’re freaking out because there’s legit not enough money in your bank account to cover your rent and fuck you might actually have to ring your parents and acknowledge that you’re failing at adulting. Shit.
Or maybe your period’s a-coming and it’s basically left you dragging yourself along the floor in a sea of emotion and omg why am I crying at an old person on the bus.
Or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe you don’t remember the last time you felt an emotion. Maybe you feel numb and dead inside, like a shadow of a human and you don’t know where to move forward to, how to snap out of your own brain, how to learn to function again and you feel so bloody stuck and lost and alone.
So I made this post. It’s a list of old posts designed to pick you up. Old posts of chirpy lists and motivation, but also of personal tales of mental illness because sometimes you need to hear someone else’s story to understand that what you’re feeling IS real. It does have a name, and you know what? It can be fixed.
So I hope this post helps you. I hope it gives you some of your sparkle back and I hope it reminds you that you got this, you’re going to be OK, you are going to do WONDERFUL THINGS. Just keep going gal pal, you are ace.
Still one of my fave posts to date, mostly because I feel like it’s something still hugely under-talked about and something that our generation needs to help change views on. We need to make this normal and OK in the workplace because as many leaps and bounds and somersaults as society’s acceptance of mental health has taken, it still has miles to go.
You don’t have to go to work if mentally you are not well, the same that you wouldn’t if you were physically unwell. There is no difference aside from y’know, it’s unlikely your colleagues will catch depression from you but whatevs. YOU are important. Your brain is important. Your emotions are important. Put you first and ditch the guilt.
Ok, so the title’s a lil OH FUCK OFF if you’re going through something mega, but still, this post is my go-to list of things for when life gets too much. Off work with a mental health sick day or just need some help pulling yourself together one evening after work? Get stuck into this.
Use it as a check list to give yourself a schedule and routine and something aside from your whirlpool head to focus on. It should start to take the edge off, promise.
There’s nothing more ‘please let me punch you in the face’ than someone telling you, BUT YOUR LIFE IS GOOD, SO MANY OTHERS HAVE IT SO MUCH WORSE. Please, come and be a little bit more condescending kind sir, that’ll sure have me spurting rainbows and puppies out of my mouth in no time.
So I hope this post isn’t like that. I hope it’s a little bit funny, I hope it distracts you and I hope it makes you feel a bit lighter. I hope it makes you feel like fuck it I’m going to make a cup of tea and eat 2 (read: 22) biscuits and I’m going to own the rest of the day.
You’re at work, it’s Monday morning, you got up too late to make a sneaky Pret detour for a latte before work and now you’re staring at your computer like FUCK OFF, WORLD.
So here’s a list for that. A list about the little beautiful, chirpy, soul-making moments in every day. Maybe try to cram in as many as you can into your day. Treat yourself like you are a queen, because mate, you absolutely bladdy are.
I read this earlier today for the first time in months and months and maybe a year? Anyway, it got me a bit emosh about how far I’ve come. Point of the story? Life gets easier and life gets better as long as you take the steps to seek help and put your mental health before all else. It is important and you’re not alone and omg there’s so many different cures and fixes and things to try.
It’s an important read if you’re feeling all confused and unsure of the sensation in your brain, and i hope that it helps you make sense of it.
I’ve actually just bought the Dumbledore quote from this list for my desk from Etsy (desk tour post and links to come), but it’s so important to step back and take in each one and gain some perspective. They also make me feel a little bit emotional, y’know?
But yeah, maybe try and Etsy search your faves and have them as constant inspiration around your home. Little pick-me-ups are the best.
This is kind of a round-up of everything I’ve learnt during the whole WAYOO I’M BECOMING A GROWN-UP phase of life. It’s got some handy life tips and tricks and things that’ll help pick you up and make you feel a bit more in-control of your life and your dreams.
SO I HOPE IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A BUTTERFLY SOARING OFF INTO A BRIGHT SUMMER’S DAY.