Mental health has become a stigma in our society. Which needs to stop and we need to talk about it more. Most important misconceptions of mental health issue in our society is not realizing it’s a medical problem. It’s nothing to be ashamed of , it’s not a “stigma” a “disgrace” or “weak faith” or “a punish from God”. We all have different ways of expressing emotions, some become isolated , some act normal and become vocal .
When I became pregnant with my 5th baby , it was a surprise and it took me a long time to except it. Through out that time I was not happy, however my family was happy and that kept me going. But, my anxiety of becoming a mother again and starting all over again was silently disturbing me.
I had to go through the postpartum depression which was worst. I would cry , I would get furious at people around me. I would drive alone Park in parking lot and cry. But, every time I would feel like that I would tell my family that this what I’m feeling. I would tell them so they know.I got support from my family. I didn’t stay quiet. My husband understood and helped.
Then covid happened and my anxiety and stress came back. Due to lockdown , kids home schooling and sudden change all over the world got best of me. I would get frustrated , yell at kids for no reason and feel guilt over it. Many times I would feel lost while doing my errands out side .
Thats when I realized okay this is something serious and needs to be taken care of. As a mother everything depended on me and I needed to save my sanity in order to look after everyone else.
10 things I remind myself and for you to remember;
- Its okay to be not okay !
- relax and let go!
- you can’t fix everything & not everything is fixable.
- take breaks , don’t overthink and don’t burnout.
- Talk to someone you trust and Get help!
- You are never alone.
- Faith can help you but, it can never be cause of your suffering.
- Find positivity in your life , you are control of your own thoughts.
- Love yourself, you are your own boss.
- It shall pass! A satisfaction to give yourself.
Have wonderful weekend !
Stay safe and stay strong!