Have patience with yourself, you will get better

If you read my other posts, you already know that I suffer from anxiety and depression. On top of this, my partner of four years broke up with me, so I moved in with my Mum and brother.

I really hit rock bottom, so bad that I couldn’t face leaving the house. I got signed off work for three weeks and started medication. That was six weeks ago.

I have now been back at work for four weeks. I won’t lie, I’m not 100% back to being me yet, but I am getting there. Some days I feel anxious again or I find myself missing my ex. While other days I feel the old me returning, the calm and happy me I know.

But recovery takes time. I can’t expect to take a pill and bam, I’m back to normal. The same applies to a breakup, I can’t expect to be over him at the click of a finger.

So if you are going through a breakup, don’t worry if you find yourself missing him/her again. Even if he wasn’t the right for you. Even if you were feeling ok, but then find yourself missing him/her again.

If you are going through anxiety or depression, just know it’s ok to have bad days. You might have started medication or therapy and been feeling better, but now you feel like you’re back at square one.

It’s ok, because you are getting better. You may not see it now, but you are getting stronger everyday. Each day you’re a step closer to recovery. Each day your heart and mind heals. Soon enough, you will be back to normal and you will laugh and love again.

So be patient with yourself. I know you may feel like you want to be healed now, but it does take time and that’s ok. It will all be worth it in the end. I know that you will get there.

You are not alone with your mental health issues

I noticed a recent article that came out about Selena Gomez. You can read it for yourself here.

Selena Gomez opened up about the fact that she suffered from anxiety and depression. As quoted here:

“Tours are a really lonely place for me. My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it—which, I think, was a complete distortion.”

Source: Vogue

It’s good to know that even celebrities can suffer. We see celebrities all the time doing so much with their life that it seems like surely they don’t suffer such issues. Or if they do, they don’t have openly talk about it.

I’ve noticed recently other celebrities have opened up about their mental health issues. Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about the fact she suffers from postnatal depression. Ryan Reynolds announced he suffered from anxiety.

The fact is that it may seem like you are alone suffering. It may seem like you have done something wrong to be suffering from this. But you have not. Anyone can suffer and a lot of people are going through the same thing you are. Even celebrities who look like they have it all figured out.

And they got better too. They got through their suffering and are living life again. Which I know you can do too.