Mental Health Awareness Week
Sometime our minds prefer to jump between the past and the future and not concentrate on the present especially when we are struggling. During these times we can have a tunnel vision and struggle to see the options and choices available to us. It can feel as if we are powerless in the here and now and just want to race towards something even if we are uncertain of the end goal, which can make things seem darker and scarier than they actually are. This in turn creates a vicious cycle of thought such as “It will never get better” or “I’ve always felt like this”, feeding the negative emotions more energy, and making one feel stuck.
I am here to reassure you that things will indeed change, they always do eventually. Even if we cannot see it in the moment. It takes time, but all we can do is to attend to our needs in this moment.