Mental Health Among Women – 02.01.21

Mental Health

Today I woke up to the sweet sound of rain against the windows and doors.. Half the house is glass panels so it was blissful and rainy all round. I’m going to bore someone with weather talk but I’m just very excited for rain. The sun came up in the afternoon and then again some showers early evening..yaay!

It’s funny because one of the things I feared growing up was rain, it made me feel helpless. Especially when caught out and it starts to get dark, the dilemma was to walk home in the rain or wait… and possibly get home after dark… I didn’t want to be out in the dark… the dark I was terribly terrified of. Here I am, excited, I guess I have grown up.

In other enlightening news, I had very eye opening conversations on my instagram around mental health among us women and how people assume that we are strong and capable of handling anything. It seems that many people have had a difficult time coping past pandemic. Most of us are just scared to talk about it. We try so hard to be present for others that we neglect ourselves.
We have to take the time to take care of ourselves first, in doing so we will be better friends, mothers, sisters and spouses. We can’t pour out of an empty cup… someone smart said this.
The takeaway from the mini conversations I had was I should reach out to my loved ones more. Most of us are fighting silent battles we know nothing about. I must also prioritize my mental health needs above anything else, as I do my physical health. Here’s to finding a balance.
That’s all on my mind today, let’s catch up tomorrow. Have a lovely evening.
Loice xx

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