2019 · Mental health

A Mental Health Update

Hi friends. Welcome back to another blog post.

If you have been a long time subscriber and follower of my blog, you will know I suffer with GAD and depression. Because of that, I occasionally add an update post to my blog to talk about how my mental health has been. I’ve been doing this because I think it’s really important to normalise mental health and decrease the stigma surrounding it. Plus, in terms of the benefits for me, essentially having a rant about it on my blog makes me feel much better. That’s why I continue to do these updates on my blog.

I do these updates when I’ve established a change in my mental health or, as you’ll see today, when an event is coming up and I think it’s important to document my mental health in preparation for that event.

Some of you may know that I’m going to university in September after taking a year out because of my mental health. I thought it was really important to discuss how I’m feeling before I leave because there may be some of you out there in the same situation as me. We’re all in this together. (Did you just sing that in tune of the HSM song? I hope you did.)

Anyway, one long introduction later, let’s get to it.

If I was to sum up my overall mental health since my last update, I would say it’s been positive. I feel much better in myself in terms of my mood and my anxiety levels which I’m really pleased about. Of course, things haven’t been smooth sailing at all. I have noticed some days where my mental health has not been the best but as I keep mentioning, I think that is totally normal.

One thing I have noticed is that the days where my mental health isn’t good, particularly recently, has not been due to university which I’m happy about looking back. The reason why my mental health was so bad last year was because of worrying about university. The fact that’s not the case this year proves that what I did was the best thing for me. I do believe that everything happens for a reason so I’m glad that things are working out now for me.

Having said that though, the days where I have felt really low haven’t been for any particular reason. Sitting here now and reflecting on those days, I can’t pinpoint exactly why I felt low on those days. I think that’s absolutely normal though!

Anyway, thank you for reading this mental health update. I will see you soon for another blog post!

Love Beth


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