Patient advocate jill dehlin will discuss the relationship between seasonal affective disorder, depression and migraine live on amf’s facebook page this thursday, jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. join our live chat or post your questions below to learn more.⠀
“we’ve spent so long telling ourselves we’re unworthy, that showing ourselves kindness feels extremely discomforting. we may also find that as we make building self-care into our lives, some of the people around us seem unsettled too. change can be uncomfortable for us all – but that doesn’t mean it’s not necessary.” some wise words from @theblurtfoundation ⭐️
sometimes you have to work on yourself not just for your own well-being but to be better for the people around you. .
the blurt foundation are one of my favourite accounts to follow as they always seem to know just how to make me feel that the way i’m feeling is okay. and as far as #socialenterprise goes - they’re doing a bloody brilliant job. 👍🏼
So far, 2018 has been the year of curveballs. the emotional and physical challenges i have been dealing with are troubling and feel unfair at times, but there are still lessons to be found in every challenge. trying to observe life from this perspective is the only thing that keeps me grounded in some moments. i keep being reminded of an old regina spektor song:
"and the clock still strikes midnight and noon
and the sun still rises, and so does the moon..."
If i'm being honest, i'm quite the sad girl™️ these days.
i was reading through my journals for this time last year and i felt the exact same way... lethargic, but not getting enough sleep. creative yet too foggy to do anything about it. learning new things, but not implementing them. seasonal affective disorder is a very real thing; i need sunlight to really feel happy and alive and productive. (i'm a plant, basically.)
i've been trying to do all the things to help myself feel better: i keep thinking one more nice bath, one more crystal meditation, one more good night's sleep, and i'll be fine. but that's just not true right now. i keep all of my good energy things near me: rocks and plants and coffee and my loves. but i probably won't feel better until the temps start warming up and i can be outside for a bit. and i'm trying to be okay with that. i'm trying to be soft and gentle with myself, instead of trying to hurry myself into getting better. i think there's something to be said for letting yourself just feel whatever is happening in the moment, in your body, because it's happening for a reason.
if i can be soft with myself, you can too. here's a reminder to let yourself exist as you are, right now, in this current point in time. feel all your feelings, and be kind to yourself.