Recovery pt. 2

It’s February 1st and today was the first time in a long time that I truly felt like myself. It was also the first time in over a month that I was not wearing the same tired hoodie/jumpers and joggers that have been in heavy rotation for I don’t know how long. Today I wore a neon green zebra print turtleneck top with a pair of black joggers (babysteps!)

Author wearing the outfit described; green zebra print top, black joggers and faux locs
New Month, New Energy Outfit

I did my hair the previous day and was wearing my faux locs. For the past two months I have been leaving my hair in the same style for weeks. Partly for convenience and to protect my curls, but also because I didn’t have the energy. I didn’t have the energy to do my hair or any of the other things I usually enjoyed doing. 

Despite starting a new job I really enjoy, I still wasn’t feeling that happy. The lows were happening more frequently. It was exhausting trying to manage my mental health and everything else happening in my life. I honestly felt like something was going to give at any moment. 

This lockdown and my mental health was a perfect storm.

Luckily I’ve now made it through to the other side – fingers crossed!

A mixture of talk therapy and medication was just what I needed and I’m starting to feel the difference now. I feel good ☀️

If you are finding it difficult right now, please reach out. You are not alone.

There are some great charities who can help:

Samaritans

CALM

Papyrus

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