So this is mostly a reminder to myself to not get stuck in the moment again. If it helps others, that's amazing!
Last night I had a bad moment. Something happened and as a result, I got swept into the emotions of despair, pain, and bad thoughts that just kept getting worse and crueler by the minute. But unlike the times in my past where I would have stayed stuck and never left the known comfort of being wrapped in a bad place in my mind; I slept, got up early in the morning, went to the park, connected with nature, and refused to get sucked in further.
I walked, saw a couple of iguanas (There was a million iguanas!!! It was like miniature Jurassic Park with the electric fences downed!) The lake gently licked the shore, the surrounding trees swayed with errant breezes, the seagulls squawked bloody murder, the ducks followed me around, it was creepy, and I've never felt more at peace. This was life. Majestic, chaotic, weird, yet utterly perfect. It didn't solve the problem but it changed my perspective on it.
To teens reading this, I can't tell you your depression and anxiety gets 100% better. You'll still have extremly bad days. The only thing I can tell you is learning coping mechanisms will help you stay afloat and not get sucked in the whirlpool of despair, which is damn hard to swin out of. Find stuff that help: books, nature, dance classes, anything that will create endorphins and help you connect with the good part in yourself bc there IS that good part that deserves good things.
To adults reading this, fist bump 👊 #millenials
. We keep going bc we're strong b*tches.
To all who struggle: 🌻☀️ the sunflower moves its head to find the sun. Find it. Don't get stuck. You deserve to be happy. And I know that it's hard. I still have to try to convince myself too. We deserve happiness 💜
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#💜 #staystrong #jurassicpark #but #with #iguanas #nofences #theycute #but #damn #thats #alot