On your physical and mental health…
you have to save yourself.
after my depression post, i received a lot of messages like, “oh it must be nice that you had @jillfit, i had to take myself to the clinic.” . amazing!
. you should have! i would have! yes, i am lucky to have an amazing friend, but i had to ask..
i had to go anyway, i had to want to help myself. .
we just recorded a bit more on this on episode 32 of @thebestlifepodcast and it is really worth a listen.
this doesn’t just apply to depression.
here is a repost from last june:
. no one is coming to save you.
not prince charming.
not the next president.
not santa clause.
not your next husband.
not your mom or your dad.
not even jesus.
you have to save yourself.
does this mean you have to do it alone?
but your journey is one you must make on your own.
you can hire a personal trainer, but they can't exercise for you.
you can hire a coach, but they can't play the game for you.
you can read the bible, but it can't make choices for you.
yes, you can ask for help and guidance... and you should!
you don't have to do it alone...
but you do have to do it on your own.
what are you doing right now to help you, help yourself? ✨
it’s not going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it.
for each new level you must become a different version of yourself.
Let’s talk about a very miserable lady who runs and hides then blocks you after she sends a dm saying something very, very nasty.. 1. the reply was not to you, but to another persons post. 2. if you can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen— don’t start the heat! 3. pick on dogs seriously w*f is wrong with you? 4. you are a mental nut job beyond repair. #5 your ugly inside and out!#whacko#mentalhealthawareness#mentalissues#peopleissues#uglypeople#miserable#uglyinsideout
So this post is a little different, and i've been debating with myself on whether or not i should post it. but then i thought that actually, i shouldn't feel ashamed of sharing this part of my life openly with people.
i am a keen supporter of mental health charities and i want to help erase the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.
so, here i am. in the first photo taken a month ago, i am actually genuinely happy and in the moment. i meditate and do yoga regularly, and my diet is much healthier. i am finally content with my life and with myself and feel in tune with the universe again. i'm now working hard as a self employed photographer and artist, to help fund my career as a musician. although money is often slow and sometimes non existent, i've learned that my bank balance shouldn't define my happiness and definitely shouldn't determine my worth. "rome wasn't built in a day!" 'n all.
in the second photo taken almost around this time last year, i am in the midst of a mental breakdown after graduating university. i was in a retail job i hated, with people who made me feel worthless. to say that i felt so overwhelmed by everything would be a gross understatement... i eventually got help for my mental health, and it was one of the hardest things i've ever done, but it was also the best thing i could have done for myself.
i also found a spiritual home in buddhism, and the mindset of this religion helped me learn to look after myself alongside the counselling.
i am just one of many who suffer with mental illness, and what i have experienced is only the tip of the iceberg for most.