I wanted to keep this week's post nice and simple. I've spent all week tip-toeing into various topics that interest me. I'm only feeling a bit meh right now. Lacking some of the usual motivation I have to write.
Instead of the regular style blog I write, I wanted to focus on some of my favorite mental health quotes for various aspects of mental health. Quotes that I try and constantly remind myself of when down or needing a little boost. Some of these may have featured in previous posts. It most likely won't be a blog for you but it can definitely be used as something you come back, time and time again when needed.
Whether it be anxiety, depression, suicide, or anything mental health-related. Quotes can bring a sense of understanding or comfort in your situation.
Each topic will link to the respective blog if you so wish to read it.
Feeling Suicidal? Here's my go-to.
"The moment you feel like giving up, remember all the reasons you held on for"
This is easily my go-to for whenever I hit a low point. I use it as a constant reminder to think of stuff I have that I would miss and too also think about things I'll never get to enjoy in the first place. I'll never get that husky I wanted or see my family again or something as simple as I'll never have another glass of OJ. Even though I've been there countless times and this won't always work, we always have a bit more going for us then you'd imagine.
Depressed? This next quote was actually my own that perfectly demonstrates my feelings and emotions
“Depression is feeling as if the world is closing down on you despite nothing happening. Feeling alone despite being surrounded by people. ”
I have people all around me who love and care about me, yet I quite often feel alone or invisible. Depression doesn't discriminate and it impacts more people than you could possibly imagine. Depression has affected me my whole life, it sucks. The best we can do is try our best and open up to those around us. It's dark and scary and doesn't need to be fought alone.
"Smile, breath and go slowly"
Anxiety definitely impacts each and every one of us. Whether it be something to come or something that has passed we can't control it. What we can control, however, is how we cope with the anxiety. Allowing it to consume us is not healthy. We must ride the wave. Breath, breath, breath. I can never stress the importance of simple breathwork for anything in life. From a panic attack to worrying that you're going to burn tonight's dinner. Breath!
"Scars tell the story of where you've been. They don't dictate where you're going.
All I want to say on this one is there is so much strength. It can be seen as a reminder of survival and motivation to grow.
I can probably put hundreds of quotes from each blog I've ever written. To end off this post I just want to share a few other quotes that I enjoy.
"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about."
"Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them."
"It's okay not to be okay" (Short and Sweet)
"Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself."
Anyone who knows me and my situation know I may not be the most advanced in my life but I am truly trying to prioritize my mental health, There's no point in me living a miserable life when I can try to focus on making it one percent better. I don't have all the answers, I haven't faced all the problems. What's important is keeping my head up and trying my best. I'm going at a pace that works for me.
- Thinking Mans Thoughts
I've created a Patreon for anyone who wants to help and support this journey I'm on. This isn’t about money nor will it ever be. I plan to blog as long as I have thoughts running through my head and stories to tell, but I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t help me in my situation. All support is appreciated but not mandatory. It's very awkward 'asking' for money especially when I don’t want it to come across like that is my intention.
If you've read all of that and still choose to support me, I will forever appreciate it.