Hi everyone, it’s #WorldMentalHealthDay as I’m sure you all know.
I’m not going to bore you with details of my own mental health struggles today, I don’t think anyone has that much time on their hands, but I’m also, not going to leave you with a quote, telling you that ‘everything will be okay..’
I mean, I fully believe it will. But right now, at this place in time, quotes like that just aren’t very helpful, to me.
Today I want to talk about taking time for yourself & giving yourself room to make mistakes & not be perfect.
As someone suffering from a mental illness, i know how easy it is to succumb to pressures from the world around you to appear as a perfect person & I also can’t stress how important it is for me & everyone else too, to remember we’re all just weirdos trying to navigate through life.
Some of you have it figured and then there’s people like me. Hands up if life is a constant battle and you feel like you’re never going to know what you’re supposed to be doing 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
Now I’m the type of person that throws myself 100% into everything I do, whether it’s blogging, work, relationships. I try so hard to make sure I’m the best I can be in everything I do & sometimes this is my biggest downfall.
When everything is going the way I want it to, I’m in my element. I love to feel like I’m doing well & I’m in control. But sometimes I can forget that I’m ill & I start taking on too much. When things start to slip & things are slightly out of my control I waver, I want that perfect life you see on Instagram…
But that isn’t reality, is it? & we’re all aware of it but no one wants to see it or talk about it, but I think it’s important that we do.
I personally want people who see my Instagram or read my blog to know that I am a real person with real problems and insecurities.
So I’m making a conscious effort to start conversations that people are uncomfortable with having. I want every person that comes across this blog to be able to relate in some way whether it’s with posts about outfits or posts like these.
Hi , if you’re out there & you’re having a shitty day.. same! I have loads of them & I’m almost certain a lot of people you aspire to be like, have them too.
I have decided to go against my perfectionist nature & sometimes I’m going to let things slip. I’m going to take time for myself, everyday. Whether it be 10 minutes or hours, I’m promising myself to LET THINGS GO! I’m not perfect & as much as we all think it, neither is any other person on this earth. So I’m going to be NOT perfect & celebrate it. 💃🏼
Today I am begging you take 30 minutes to do some yoga, go to the gym, read a book, read a blog, have a nap, watch your favourite episode of a show you’ve seen a thousand times, play with your pet, cuddle your mum, dad, partner, best friend. Draw, dance, do what you love & do it for you.
Love Ellé x
If you are struggling & don’t feel like you’re coping on your own, there are services & charities that can be helpful. Or you can always message me on Instagram or through my blog & I’ll listen too.
I’ll link some websites & phone numbers below
Hub of hope
A brilliant way of finding services in your area by entering your postcode.
0300 123 3393
Or text 86463