This post is inspired by a few online friends I have noticed are going through a really dark time. And even though I find myself not in my ideal spot, these friends made me realize a philosophy of mine I have preached but not lived for a long time. I won’t go into detail about my trials for the past three years, but let’s just say the devil is coming at me guns blazing.
I have struggled with depression all my life because of fibromyalgia and I was always been deadly afraid of where my mind could and does take me. But one day I realized that in the darkness, in the struggle (and I had all kinds of struggles growing up, and still do.) that it is where I am supposed to be at that moment. We feel like why God…. why should everything go wrong all at the same time? I believe it is to show you just how strong you really are. That it takes that huge of a challenge to try and bring you down. But I also believe down is a place where everyone needs to be at times, sometimes a million times, because that is when you surrender all your fight and let something bigger than you come in when all defenses are down and really – that’s when the work and change begins.
I have learned not to be afraid of the slump but to question each negative thought or emotion in realizing there lies an opportunity in that state of mind too. It might not take as quick as you want or need to get out of your slump, but it happens when you are ready. And when it happens life and everything and everyone in it will hold so much meaning in the aftermath.
Do not be afraid to cry – cry hard and long. The chemicals released are all toxins you have emotionally, spiritually and physically held onto – it’s made you sick!
Get the anger out in the healthiest way you know how, or ask around for some options, if you want to let it out on your own, there are many articles on the internet on the subject, I am sure.
Take days to yourself, even if you lay in bed all day.
Stop feeling guilty. These days people are so caught up in their own mess, hardly anyone notices the hot mess you are. But always find someone to talk or vent to. I started writing for just this reason, to connect with people. To write stories with characters readers can relate to and learn a little from their journey.
Should you ever feel the need to talk, get me on facebook , I am here for you!