My mental health and wellbeing journey, like anybody’s, is lifelong. It starts with childhood (“It’s all mum and dad’s fault!), then your education experience (Let’s not go there.), and is intertwined in the myriad of choices you make as you become an adult (At wildly different rates!).
Not everyone can work out why they’re on a rollercoaster of emotions with the same questions circling their mind. It took me a long time to realize what my raging frustrations were and to meet them head-on.
Now is the time to learn and practice self-reflection, self-serve with tools that can help, or get advice from professionals in the flesh or virtually.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that everybody needs somebody to open up to. They can be family, friends, or even a colleague. Bottling any negativity up is toxic and will pollute your outlook, morale, mood, and physical body.