Defining 'One Day at a Time'
Mental health includes all to do with our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Many things influence our mental health: genetics, chemistry, life experiences, and the influence of others. The state of our mental health affects our lives in mountainous ways because it drives our actions, our feelings, and our thoughts.
When someone struggles with mental health problems, they feel alone and like no one understands.
Unfortunately, mental health issues are much more common than many assume.
It’s terribly sad that so many people feel they are alone, yet in the same, it’s interesting that so many people do feel that way because we feel alone, together. And I know that sounds incredibly cliché, but clichés become clichés for a reason.
Regardless of why you feel alone (what you’re going through, what you feel, what you think, your mental health), it’s hard to remind yourself that there’s probably someone out there dealing with something similar. But it’s so hard to be strong when you feel so isolated.
I know it’s 100,000x easier said than done to remind ourselves we aren’t the only ones struggling, but the first step in learning to manage your mental health issues is recognizing you are not alone.
Banding together to lift each other up through the obstacles life throws at us is the only way we’ll ever make it through life in the world we live in. But turning the ship around is only the first step in changing our mental state for the better.
It’s not easy, it’s a process, and every day will bring a new challenge, but every day, you will become stronger than the day before. Every day, you will find a new way to cope with the state of your mental health. And every day, you will grow in spite of your trials and tribulations. In time, we can all find our happiness. Life is hard and we become strong as a result.
Though life becomes windy, we stay rooted in our values from which we find happiness One Day at a Time.
India Presnell | 24 July 2017 | @ndeeeyuh