Updated: May 18, 2021
As we journey through life, there may come seasons that take more of a toll on us than others and a lot of times we mentally decide to consistently keep our problems locked away, as if there were boxes big enough to stop problems from interfering with our daily lives.
The danger however is that one day, the box reaches capacity causing more problems than we had at the onset. Holding mental space for our problems is good practice for processing and keeping our mental health in check. Releasing ourselves from the expectation of everything being perfect in our lives frees us from self judgement and supports a healthy way of dealing with issues that arise on a daily basis. Prioritising our mental health is and seeking professional help if needed is one of the biggest blessings we can give to ourselves. Just because someone else sails through a difficulty without apparent struggle does not mean you must have the same expectations of yourself.
The ideal is that we all bounce back when we have challenges but the process in which this will happen must in no way be legislated. Prioritise yourself, prioritise your mind, respect your journey, give yourself space to heal and lean on your support system when you feel like you need to. This is the best gift you can give yourself.