Real Talk October
I think I want to make this a series for my blog where I discuss things that are really going on with me and hopefully we can start a conversation and bring ourselves together ! Here’s Real Talk October.
My mental health this past month is pretty good, I have to say. I get anxious every now and then but I just take myself out of the situation and I ask “what’s wrong” and if I can acknowledge what it is – work, blogging, family friends, whatever it is – then I can acknowledge it and just do that. I don’t have to work through it immediately, but know what it is that causes anxiety is a huge step.
If I don’t know what’s stressing me out then I have to work through it and that’s the hardest part for me. I listened to a podcast with Tony Robbins and I took away a few things – one was If you follow your biggest stressor you will find out what you’re afraid of. I like this because if you know what you’re afraid of, then you can’t really be stressed. Right? Because you know what’s realistic. We all do, we also all pressure ourselves in different ways which can do more harm, than good.
So, that’s how I’ve been coping with anxiety and mental health this month. When I feel blah I go to the gym and run. When I get angry I go on a drive or run as well, and if neither of those work I will go to my little town center, walk around and then go home and make something. That’s what I love, and that’s what makes me happy.
Instagram vs. Life
Instagram is interesting. I love taking photos and editing videos and posting them, but if I am not feeling myself – nope.
It just seems so fake to me, and it’s not that it’s fake, it’s just a curated highlight reel of my life. Not even my whole life, just my crafty life. It’s kind of a lot of pressure for me, especially if I’m not feeling well. So I just don’t post as much when I feel blah. And if you’re a blogger or in social media – not posting is the worst thing you can do for your growth. But I have to take that pressure off of myself and just be real.
I don’t want you to think that my life is bad or that I’m sad and anxious all the time. That’s not true at all, but it does happen. I have a wonderful life full of great people. I worked hard to get it that way. I surround myself with great family, a loving boyfriend and the best of friends. While I have made mistakes in my life, I am still on a path to my perfect life. I know this is super cheesy, but I believe that to be true.
I want to know how you are doing, really. Please comment down below and we can start our conversation.