Oh goodness! A blog post is long overdue. I can’t believe it has been over six months! Time flew by so fast. I read my last post and started to reflect on what I have accomplished so far this year. Overall, I think I am doing well—wait am I actually saying this!? YES! And I say that with a smile! 🙂 If you asked me how I was doing a year ago, ehh I wouldn’t be so sure. So what did I do differently? Well, I focused on positive growth and letting go.
Before I could do that, I needed to be mentally stable. I took my prescribed medications regularly. I had to accept that taking medication is not a bad thing. It is okay if my brain chemicals need a little help. Maybe it’s temporary, maybe it’s for life. Whatever the case, it is okay!!! But I did not only depend on my meds. I kept up with my therapy appointments! I went to weekly therapy sessions, even on days when I didn’t want to get out of bed. Talking to someone face to face, someone you are not personally connected to, feels great. Sometimes you just want to vent and rant, but you can’t, especially if you want to talk about the person you’re talking to! Sometimes I feel worse after the therapy session, but I realize that it takes time to heal.
Becoming mentally stable allowed me to take better care of myself. I do what makes me feel good. I remind myself that work is work. I cut down my hours to have a day off in the weekday. This allows me to have time for myself, relax, have fun, sleep, do wedding things, or study. I don’t like studying, but I have to tell myself that this is for my benefit. I am learning all these things for the future. I try to practice mindfulness. I listen to self-help audiobooks about happiness, positivity, productivity, etc. I am present for the people I love. I communicate my needs. Maybe I could eat healthier and exercise more, but one step at a time sis! Lol.
We grow everyday—feeding our minds, our bodies, our hearts. We become what we feed ourselves. If we are constantly surrounded by negativity and toxic people, those bad vibes will take over. But if we surround and connect ourselves with happy people, then that energy will radiate, and we will become the sunshine. Sometimes you have to let go, in order to grow. Let go of the toxic shit and so called friends. Let go of the past and whatever is holding you back from living in the present and from building your future. Listen to yourself. Take the time to listen and pay attention to what your mind and body is telling you. Sometimes, things don’t go your way but shit happens! Acknowledge and accept it. Choose to do what feels right to do. Easier said than done, I know, but try to make progress. Even if it’s something small, like you brushed your teeth today! It is better than not brushing your teeth at all. That’s positive growth, don’t you think?