I have not written on here for a while because of how up and down my mental health has been. Especially over the past week, I have had some really low days. On Saturday I couldn’t get out of bed, shower or muster the energy to open Netflix to watch a movie to calm my anxiety.
My first post on here was about how my mental health was in a good place. For months I felt really good! I didn’t have any suicidal thoughts or urges to hurt myself in any way. I had energy, I felt that things were finally going my way.
Sure I still had my depression and anxiety but I felt that I was in control instead of them controlling me.
Then all of a sudden the tables turned (or the turn tables, if you’re a fan of The Office).
My brain decided to tell me all sorts of horrible things it knows will make me fall to my knees. It went from whispering to shouting in the last few days that the world would be better without me in it. That nobody at all would miss me but rather breathe a sigh of relief.
Writing that out makes me cringe but from reading the posts on here, I know I’m not the only person who is feeling or has felt this way.
When I’ve been doing well and then my mental illness tackles me to the ground without warning, I’m taken off guard. I have to remember how to handle these situations. How do I calm myself down when I’m shaking with anxiety? How do I stop these negative thoughts from drowning me? Why don’t I have a drop of energy?
I have my eyes looking forward to therapy today where I hope I can get myself situated again.
I hope that if you’re going through these ups and downs too, you can find peace and make it through this challenging time.
Stay strong, everyone!