A Mental Health Update!

It’s been a long while since I’ve done one of these updates and I really want to talk about mental health on here more often, so what a better way to talk than tell you where my head is! The main reason I haven’t done a mental health update in a while is largely because I felt like total shit up until about two weeks ago.

I wasn’t depressed enough that I was concerned about it or felt like I needed to reach out for help, I just felt entirely unmotivated and unconnected from everything. It’s like my brain took a holiday out of my body for a bit and just left me on autopilot, unable to process or create anything.

Luckily though, I think my brain must have decided to come home because the last two weeks I’ve felt pretty great. Not to brag, but I did work really hard to drag my brain home. I started blogging more and really starting to figure out exactly what I want to do, resulting in me getting a band together! We’re just jamming and getting used to each other for now, but I’ll be sure to let you all know when we start gigging and all that. Having a band to focus on really started dragging me out and I started playing guitar and writing songs more often, which dragged me out of that slump even more.

Then we get to the last two weeks that have felt relatively easy and carefree. I’ve been spending my days feeling fairly productive and having lots of (what I hope) are good ideas towards lots of different areas in my life. Overall I’ve started feeling really positive and in an attempt to maintain this feeling I’ve started practicing a lot more self care. I now have a skin care routine morning and night and do yoga every morning! I’ve also started eating a lot better, exercising more and going outside more often, even just for walks or band practice.

I’m trying my best to not think too much about my mental health really right now, because I don’t want to start thinking too much about how long this will last before I go back to feeling bleh. I feel like this might last a fair while though, and I’m doing everything I can to prolong it so I feel quite optimistic.

-Dana

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