Getting Out of Bed

Over the last month I’ve taken a step back from blogging and, as it happens, from most other things too (I’ve retreated to my bed).  In doing so, I’ve realised what’s important and what I want to focus on.  I’ve been finding overcoming my lack of self-confidence a big challenge and it’s stopped me from doing the things that I enjoy the most.  It’s become clear that baby steps are the way forward and that I shouldn’t be unhappy because of what I think other people’s opinions might be. 

I’m well aware that things aren’t going to change overnight.  Changing your mood and outlook on life takes time.  Accepting that it’s OK when you’re not feeling great is the first step and finding the confidence to talk about it is the next.

I started composing this post in my head last night.  In all honesty, I’ve wanted to write something about this for a while now.  Seeing A Thrifty Mrs‘s post this morning about living with a mental illness, I was inspired to go ahead and publish this and not hide it away in my draft posts.  Reading her brave and honest words reminded me that I’m not the only one who wants to hide away from the world now and again and that more people should speak out about their experiences of mental illness.

I intended this post to be my first baby step to feeling like myself again.  It turns out I set myself a huge challenge as it was a lot harder to find the words than I thought it would be.  I certainly feel a lot better for sharing and if I’ve helped someone reading this post then it’s been worth it.  🙂

8 thoughts on “Getting Out of Bed

  1. Great post! I think I'm having the same problems as you, being in my last year of high school. Hope you find yourself soon. Love your blogging style! Definitely following. xhttp://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 I got rather stressed out in the last years of sixth-form and uni and found that remembering to take timeout to do something that would make me smile was such a help x

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  3. Life is full of so many tough challenges, I've been feeling a little sad lately too, it's okay to write about it though, because sometimes it can help. You're never alone in feeling this way xxx

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