Mental Health is nothing to joke about, yet many people do it everyday…!
Being of a strong mind is not all that it is cracked up to be.. Have you ever tried so hard to be so strong mentally that you play yourself into thinking that everything is alright? Wow, did you even know you were doing that? It took a long hard look at me for the idea to sink in and for me to realize that being strong may be detrimental to my health.
I am certainly not saying that being weak is the way to be, but I am saying that if you are exhausted from being strong maybe you need to make a change in your life. Find a shoulder to cry on, someone who will listen to you and not judge.
We are our own worst judge and jury. No body knows how to hurt us and set up back like us. I mean we already know all the things that set us off, hurt our feelings, and cause us to come undone. We are our own worst enemies, and are often the first to show others our weaknesses.
Mental health is important for sanity, peace, growth, and love. If we do not have enough understanding of how our minds work, it may be time to seek help. Please believe there is nothing wrong with seeking assistance from a trusted counselor. Find someone who has nothing to gain from your pain. Someone who is an educated listener and has no dog in your fight. That person can be the sounding board that you have needed and will need to unload your worries.
I have sought that person in my life and she was a great listener and was pivotal in me finally grasping that I would never be a mother of my own biological children. That was a time in my life that I felt the most lost, and I knew that my strength was killing me. So strong to others and so broken on the inside. I had to fix me before I could be any good to anyone else.
God gave me my mental health back, simply because I asked him too.
With that simple prayer many things were restored to me and I am forever grateful to God for them.
I can see my strong mind now without contempt or concern that I will find myself back in a place of weakness with no hopes of climbing out. My strength comes from a place of understanding that I can not do this alone. I understand now that I need others and I need God to help me along the way.