It’s taken a lot of hard work and effort but I’m finally beginning to accept my mental health struggles. In the last few years, I have had to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and loss of interest in things that used to make me happy. It’s been a difficult journey but I’m slowly but surely finding ways to manage my symptoms and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
I’ve set up a regular routine for myself which helps me stay motivated. Every day I dedicate some time for some sort of self-care activity, whether it be writing in my journal, going for a walk, or just simply taking some time alone. This gives my mind a break from any stress it may be experiencing and allows me time to practice mindfulness and gratitude.
I also take regular medication prescribed by my doctor which has helped tremendously with my PTSD and anxiety levels. I also attend therapy sessions which allow me to talk through any issues or triggers I may be facing while learning coping strategies along the way.
I understand this isn’t something that will ever go away completely but at least now I am equipped with proper tools which will help me through the tough times. Despite this heavy burden, I still try to enjoy life as much as I can - even if that means treating myself every once in a while!