A healthy mind is hard work

Almost two years have passed since the pandemic started and I can feel its true impact now. I am a positive person in general and always try to see the bright side of things. But I don't want to have this pandemic's side effects in my life any longer.


It's not even a matter of being strong or resilient. It's a matter of being fed up with the virtual world and the alienation it has brought, not to mention the loss of human lives which is far more important. I finally want to be free to go outside whenever I want to, hug people, laugh and live this life as I won't have another one.


Having taken two years living under restrictions and fear is two years too many. I know for sure others feel like this and it's fine not to be merry all the time. It's called being human and having opinions, feelings and beliefs.


I try my best to protect myself and my loved ones from the horrid impact of the restrictions. I practise yoga, breath work and meditation, I call my friends often, I read, I work out, I watch movies and TV series, I journal, I take walks in nature with my family, I interact with interesting people on social media and I never fail to cheer for my friends and family.


But I am running out of things to do that keep my spirit and my motivation going. Maintaining a healthy mental state is by far the most difficult job I have had to do over the last years. I had a panic attack in November. It was all too much and my mind just broke down.

Most days are good and then I smile big!

If you think that strong people don't have bad days, you're utterly wrong. They do and quite awful ones, not just plain bad. I don't tend to share my bad days or ask for help. This is something I need to work on. I do constantly train myself to be better at life however so that I can deal with the hardships.


I have written down my five top strengths on a post-it note and I keep in in my journal. I read it every day. It may not be much but it's a constant reminder of who I am and what I'm made of. Sometimes I read it out loud because I know my voice has the power to make my mind believe it.


For any of you who need help and live in the UK, you can go to this website and check out their resources. You can also call the Samaritans on 116 123 for free 24 hours/day. If you live in Greece, you can call 197; it operates seven days a week on a 24-hour basis. You are not alone and there is someone out there who can help you so please reach out.

 

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