I realise that earlier this year I put way to much pressure on myself to be part of a rat race that I didn’t have the mental energy for.
I did this because I was scared if I let go, I’d get left behind, I’m an introvert, I don’t go to everything I don’t have any cliques, just the same amazing friends I’ve always had.
The culture we live in now dictates that we must be doing something and documenting it at every living moment to justify our existence.
Stopping to look after yourself is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself and others. Its not weakness it’s absolute strength to be able to say ‘I’m going to get off this treadmill of life and rest’.
It doesn’t mean you aren’t strong, it merely means you have a good level of self awareness to know when to stop.
We are no good to anyone if we are not good to ourselves first. It’s important to allow yourself to receive aswell as to give, and I’m no longer afraid to let go.
I had to go inward to heal a lot of things, take stock and look after myself. Being mentally drained is one of the worst feelings, and only you can mend that, with self care, love and support.
Don’t worry about being left behind, don’t look at what everyone else is doing because nothing meant for you will ever pass you. X