My friends, I’m feeling BLUE. Not light and airy like a clear blue sky, but heavy and dark.
I’m not feeling this way for any particular reason, I’m just prone to the blues. I’ve been fighting the azures for a few days now and today they won. I find myself prone to tears, far too sensitive, and a little achy. Achy in my heart.
Not to worry, I know this will pass. I know one morning I will wake up and the skies will be clear again, my steps will be lighter, and laughter will come more frequently than tears.
Also, know that I take care of my mental health. I take medication, I’m under the care of a doctor, I have an understanding and supportive husband, the whole shebang. I tell you all this because there was a time I would have felt ashamed of my mental health issues, but no more. I also tell you in hopes that anyone who is still feeling stigmatized or ashamed of their mental health issues will let go of the stigma, let go of the shame. It does no good, what does do good is acknowledging your issues and getting help.
I know we are all prone to the blues at one time or another. We’re all in this together, right?
What do you do to get yourself out of a funk? I’m open to suggestions of what you find helpful when you’re not feeling cheery.