Mental Health Monday was set up by my lovely friend Rebecca over at Bexcapades who you need to go follow now pretty please. The idea came from Rebecca revisiting her depression diary from 2015 and deciding to share her experiences to show that light comes out of dark times.
Every first Monday of each month will be a Mental Health Monday where everyone can share their own experiences and a handful will be featured on Rebecca’s post each month.
If you want your post featured in Rebecca’s post, then make sure you share it with her on Twitter and mention her in the post, linking back to her blog.
I was unsure what to write about this month as my mental health has actually been, dare I say it, okay! However, with September looming and tackling my first day back at work in just over a month, the idea came to me.
As you know if you have read my previous Mental Health Monday posts, I really struggle with anxiety and stress related to my workplace. So last night was a major struggle for me and I hardly slept, just like everyone else who works at a school. However, I decided that my mantra will be POSITIVITY and if I ever need to take a breather then that is absolutely fine.
As I am writing this, I know it’s literally only been a day back in work but I am feeling really positive and I did have to take a breather at one point just to calm myself and tell myself that I could do it. BUT, that is a step in the right direction. Previously, I would have locked myself in the disabled toilet and try to hold back tears, but I managed to keep a level-head today. GO ME! Inset day down, just 4 more days to get through and then I can reflect.
Fingers crossed, this month will be a good mental health month and I will learn to control my anxiety and keep it at bay.
Again a very special thank you to my friend Rebecca for setting up this meme and giving people the courage to speak up about mental health. Feel free to comment if you related to this post in one way or another.