Mental Health Awareness Month: How are you?

I know. I’ve been away for quite some time. But I’m happy to be back and ready to blog! May 1st marked the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month! This month is important to me and for many others. I want to take the time to show my appreciation for this month. Before I continue, how are you?

I feel that this is a question people don’t genuinely ask anymore. I want to know how you are. Let me know in the comments below. I will take the time to read.

I am going to take the time to answer my question. “How are you?” How am I doing? Well, to be honest, and raw. Not too good. Lately, I haven’t been feeling like myself. I’ve been feeling like I can’t accomplish anything, feeling overwhelmed, unattractive, not knowledgeable, unlovable, unworthy, and that I don’t deserve what I want.

While none of that is true, that’s what my mind keeps telling me. 2022 hasn’t been easy emotionally for me, but I plan to turn that around. It’s slowly getting better. I need to practice more gratitude. Thank God more for the people He put in my life and for Him drawing me to Him. I’m imperfect. There are mistakes that I’ll make. We all stumble. There will be consequences to actions that we aren’t ready to face. Just remember, it’s not the end of the world. We have to pick ourselves up and keep moving forward. Prayer helps me keep going.

I know I’m not the only one going through this. I’m sure I have many that can relate. But remember, you are not going through this alone. You have a support system around you that are willing to help you. Sometimes, you just have to reach out. That’s something I’m just now learning to do. By no means is it easy to do. I still struggle, but I do know they’re there. I need to step out of my comfort zone and share that I am human too, and I need support. Take it one day at a time and one step at a time. Don’t rush yourself.

Now I need to take my advice and apply it. Don’t forget to check in on your mental health this month and year-round!

Everything’s Otay!

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