It looks like it has been a while since I posted on here. Glad to see it still works.
While the radio silence was partly planned, I didn’t think it would last this long. In truth, I’ve been working on a few other initiatives as I continue to search for new ways to be a mental health advocate and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
And some of the time off was just me being off my routine.
The long pause highlights the importance, for me at least, of having a routine and sticking to it. I am a creature of habit and when I was posting regularly, it was easy to keep posting. As soon as I started to take my foot off the gas… well you can see for yourself.
And when that happens it is so easy for the depression to rear its ugly head. Depression says I am lazy. That I am worthless. That I will never accomplish anything. And even though I know that isn’t true, it feels so real, so hard to ignore.
That doesn’t mean I have to listen to it though. Like I said, routine is important. And my routine for those lies that depression whispers in my ear is to acknowledge the thoughts, remind myself that depression lies, and keep moving forward. Sometimes I get knocked off my routines, even for a month or two it seems (seriously where did May and June go?) but that doesn’t mean it is ever too late to get back to it. And the same is true if you are trying to get back into a routine too.
And just a housekeeping item, like I said I have some other projects I am working on, so don’t be surprised if there are some more delays, though hopefully, I won’t miss two whole months again.
And as always, thanks for reading.