Lately, I’ve been struggling to cope. After surviving a traumatic event, managing mental illness and dealing with the aftermath has been a real challenge.
I know I’m not the only one going through this difficult experience. And so, even though it can be hard to stay positive and keep going some days, I am determined to get through it.
When things start to feel overwhelming, small self-care activities like listening to music and taking a hot bath are some of my go-to’s for finding comfort and solace. It’s also helpful to connect with those around me that understand what I’m going through in order to foster support and empathy while we share advice on how to cope better.
Ultimately, I try my best not to forget that this will pass. With time—and lots of patience for yourself—you will eventually find resilience against these bouts of mental health struggles in the long run.