Over the last few years of my life, a lot of things have changed. Many of those things have adversely and/or positively affected my headspace.
My mental health – (while generally pretty good) – has had its difficult times.
I’ve found over the last few years that writing about how I feel when I’m having trouble has helped a great deal – but I’ve generally kept that writing under lock and key. Much of it is deeply personal, and won’t ever see the public light of day.
Lately I’ve found that after writing about most of the really complicated stuff in my head, I’ve found myself wanting and needing to write more, but not having anything specific to write about.
So I’ve decided that every now and then, I’m going to write a short piece about how I have managed to put myself back together after a difficult few years following my separation from the mother of my wonderful daughter.
There won’t be specific pieces of “juicy stuff” – just short essays on how I view my life and the world now. I don’t even know how long I will do this for.
I just want to give it a bash – and if I can help others struggling with mental health issues, well then that would be perfect.
If you’re not struggling with your own issues – remember to look out for the other people in your life. Most people bottle things up when they hit tough times, and that’s a lot of the problem.
Check on them – sometimes they just need someone to ask if they are okay.