Sometimes those suffering with mental health problems don’t want to hear that things will get better. Sometimes we don’t want to hear the ‘your going the right way’ chat. The ‘there’s light at the end of the tunnel’ talk. ‘Don’t give up’ or ‘It won’t last forever’ speech.
Sometimes all we want is for people to say ‘it’s ok.’ It’s ok to be tired. It’s ok to be sad. It’s ok that you don’t want to do anything. Your doing your best and that is more than enough.
For me it can be so patronising or just plain old irritating to hear the chats. Believe me when I say you don’t know how I feel. Optimism is not what I always need.
Sometimes I just need to be sad. To cry and for it to be ok. Yes sometimes I need a cheerleader to keep me going. But let me just be ok with me…my own self. My situation. My feelings. Just sometimes?
Oh and Sometimes, I’m gonna want to tell you where to shove your optimism & it’s somewhere the sun doesn’t shine!
But for anyone who wants to hear my version of optimism & positivity –> IT’S OK if all you did today is breathe. IT’S OK if your tired or feel a little sad today. IT’S OK if you need a day lying in bed or if your not fit for work today.
You are and will continue doing amazing on your way to recovery