If there is any advice I could give to anybody reading this who suffers with depression or anxiety it would be to take care of YOURSELF! Too often we tend to forget about ourselves because we are so worried about other people and making sure we help them because we know if we don’t, the feeling of guilt will tear us down. It’s in our nature to look after everybody else and put ourselves last.
This weekend I didn’t really write and it’s because I was too busy treating myself. For the the first time in a very long time I was genuinely happy and I realised the reason why was that I had bought myself new clothes and booked in to get my hair done. Today, I looked in the mirror and smiled looking at my new clothes and my new hair. It felt good! It was mainly because I took time for myself instead of planning my time around everybody else.
I’ve been killing it at the gym lately so I felt I deserved a little treat so why not buy myself something that makes me feel good. Speaking of the gym, I would highly recommend excercise for people who are feeling anxious or depressed. It takes you out of your comfort zone and completely takes your mind off any of those little worries that your mind turns into BIG worries that don’t even exist. It’s the only time I don’t think about anything and it works a lot for me. Other people recommend driving alone because it means concentrating on just the road and nothing else but whatever works for you, everybody is different.
I know this feeling won’t last long but for now it’s good. We all need to spend a bit more time on ourselves and doing things that make us happy and everybody has those things. If you feel like you don’t have time, make time! Your happiness is important and your not responsible for anybody else’s happiness so stop feeling guilty if you can’t do things for others.
Love yourself, you are so important to so many people. DONT FORGET THAT.