As I sit in this peaceful hotel room with a city view of Las Vegas, I reflect on the past month and what it has brought to me. My mental health has declined dramatically, but I have pretty much mastered concealing it. I’ve also mastered bearing with everything bothering me- not letting things get the best of me, or allowing anything to affect my life more than what it needs to. I must say, I have come a long way with how I react to specific dilemmas. I suppose my therapy is paying off after all- who knows?
My August was compressed with tremendous anxiety, confusion, pain, anger, betrayal, disbelief, and aversion, but one would never know unless I disclosed my troubles. I tend to express joyous vibes to keep my family and few friends from worrying about me. This was for sure a month where I’ve found myself staying in my “own zone” and focusing on self more than anything else. It was an eye-opener, and I will for sure be elaborating on that in a future post. I did find that being consistent within my early morning workouts and listening to Apple Music really helped me get through this month and snatched my mind away from a lot. I decided to end my month in Las Vegas because I made a promise to self to use my days off to the fullest. The good thing is, it was only a three and a half drive away from home, plus there was no traffic. I plan to hike a few trails while I’m here and start or publish a few posts on the blog.
I hope August was a much more enjoyable month for you all! If not, may September bring everything you wish for. Always remember, you are not alone, and help is there- you just have to seek it. Take care of your mental health no matter the circumstances, and do not allow anything or anyone to determine your happiness. Live for you and be happy in the process even if you have to fake it. It is okay to cry, it is okay to seek professional assistance, it is okay to ignore a few phone calls, texts, messages, or emails for a few days. If you need a break- take it! I wish you all the best when it comes to your mental health.
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