It is totally okay to take time out to focus on your mental health. Whether that be an hour, a day, a week, whatever. Our main focus should be ourselves, always. We tend to forget that, I know I do. I’m taking time out from everything right now. I’m all people’d out. I’m all social media’d out.
My head is hurting right now, I have so many emotions flying about and I’m still learning how to cope with them all without going back into the unhealthy frame of my mind I was in a few years ago. That’s my main priority, to feel good and happy again without damaging my mental health and retreating back to my anxious mind again.
We all deal with things differently, some people will feel better by surrounding themselves with people and fun, some people like alone time (me). Whichever way you to choose to take some time out from whatever is on your mind, is up to you and completely okay (Within reason, don’t be doing illegal shit).
Me personally, I like to remove myself from situations. I love alone time. I remove myself from the situations/people/places that are making me feel a bit shit and spend time on myself and with close family.
Days like today, infact, where I do feel a bit crap, I spend with family. I spend with my younger cousins that can always make me laugh. I’ll then spend tonight with my hair up, a face mask on and nice hot bath with of course, a lush bath bomb, then watch one of my favourite movies. One that I could watch over and over again. These films either being; Dirty Dancing, Moana or 10 things I hate about you. (Heath ledger and Patrick Swayze will always make me feel better).
I’ll keep doing this on repeat until I start feeling good again. If you have to cancel plans, cancel them. Friends will understand.
Amongst all this taking a break from social media helps. I love social media but it only shows everyones good bits, and when you’re not feeling good, seeing all these hot celebrities doing their thangg doesn’t help… well not me anyway!
What do you like doing for some me time when feeling low?