It’s been a while since I last posted so I will start with a hello and how are you. I’m now doing extremely well; I am the happiest I have been for a really long time.
Until nearly three weeks ago I was out of work, I was for a good few months. I’m going to be honest, it was quite a hard time. For those of you who have or are in this situation will know that it is a long, tedious process that can make you feel like giving up all together. I was lucky in my situation that I didn’t have bills or rent to pay since I currently live at home with my parents. Luckily I was able to find a job in a company with a great working atmosphere and a positive ambiance.
I am proud to say that recently I am the happiest I have been for a long time; I have a job which I love, an amazing family, wonderful boyfriend and a great support network of friends. After months of different types of support and councelling, my mental health has been the best it’s been for a very long time.
It feels great, I feel happy.
There is a few of things I learnt over the past year:
Don’t suffer in silence, if something is worrying or troubling you talk to someone you trust no matter how small or big it is. It’s better to open up than bottle up, you’d be surprised by the number of people who are willing to help you.
Count your blessings; it’s common to have days where things go wrong and that makes you loose motivation. My advice? Get a blank notebook, write down all the good things you’ve achieved i.e. getting married, your friends etc. next time you have a bad day, read the book. You’d be surprised what seeing good things can do for your mental wellbeing.
Don’t give up; it’s easy to feel like throwing in the towel. Especially when things aren’t going your way but surrounding yourself with people who believe in and have faith works wonders. It actually refuels your motivation to carry on.
I am slowing dipping into the world of reviewing music again, it might be a tad quite for now due to festival season only just starting but I aim to be back soon.