I had big plans for promoting Mental Health Week, but then today happened. Nothing horrible happened, but I woke up with a terrible headache and a very heavy heart and I just couldn’t get my act together. So here it is, almost my bedtime, and I am frustrated with myself for not following through on my plans to help raise awareness for mental health.
However, it was suggested to me recently that I should be more compassionate towards myself. What a simple concept; just be nice to yourself. But it really isn’t simple to do, at least not for me. I find myself having a one-sided internal battle where I beat myself up and yet can’t defend myself. So I will try to be gentler, try to be ok with the fact that not all days are ‘productive’ days in the ways I had envisioned.
So this is isn’t what I planned, or hoped to do. But it is all I can do today and I’m going to be happy with that. #mentalhealthweek