Oct 9, 2015

A Letter to my Brain | Mental Illness Awareness Week



Hello cuties,

I'm not sure if you guys know, but the first week of October is a week that focuses on mental illnesses, and people try to bring awareness to it. Because the both of us deal with anxiety and depression we decided to make a post that sheds some light on anxiety. 

We've made quite a few posts about anxiety and depression because it's such a big part of our lives. 
Here you can find ways to be more positive, some useful links and quotes, and a post about depression. For this post, Kristine wrote a letter to her brain. So without further ado, shall we begin? 

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My dear beloved brain, 

You know you can be a pain right? 
You have me overthinking situations that needn't be.
You have me apologizing for things that are out of my control, 
You have me picking at my fingernails and getting fidgety 
over small, menial, tasks. 

I get panicky when there's too many people and not enough exits 
and when things don't go as planned? 
Well, I stare into space and I'm just as quiet as space itself. 
I'm okay, I'm fine, just a bit tired, not enough sleep. 

There's days when there isn't quite enough light in my life,
getting out of bed is sometimes the hardest thing to do. 
I get frightened by my own thoughts, 
hands start shaking, soul starts crumbling. 
It gets hard to breathe, 
and sometimes I feel ridiculous knowing that I'm worrying about something I shouldn't.

But you see, even though you can be such a pain. 
You still haven't completely crushed me, 
sometimes there's more than enough light seeping through. 
Most times I have someone or something or even myself to calm me down. 

So dear beloved brain, 
you won't be able to crush me with overwhelming anxiety. 
You won't be able to, because I won't allow it. 

Thank you for being a pain
because without it, I won't be able to appreciate the beautiful, filled of light, days. 

Always yours, 

Kristine 


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Please please please remember, you are very strong for dealing with a mental illness and seeking out help or needing it doesn't make you weak. 

And if you know someone that deals with a mental illness, please be patient and be kind, sometimes we just need someone to listen to us. 

#IAmStigmaFree


[[ also, the artist of the picture is Marion Wagschal and was seen in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. ]]

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