Truth time: You are not anxious, my friend. You are not overwhelmed. Worried. Stressed. Or depressed even.
Let’s replace those things for a second with a toothache.
You aren’t ever defined by your toothache… You never say “I’m a toothache”, right?
You just HAVE a toothache.
And you call up your dentist and get that shit sorted.
Sure, it’s annoying, but toothaches happen. And when they do, there’s an entire global profession set up to remove your toothache, heal the issue, give you the tools to help it not happen again, and help you move on with your life.
And if you don’t get it sorted? That toothache will get worse. Who knows what’ll happen, but it’s not going to be a positive outcome, eh?
Well, it’s EXACTLY the same with the state of your head, with anxiety, overwhelm, stress…
So no, you aren’t anxious, friend. You just have anxiety.
And you need a mental-health dentist (sort of).
I’m watching a lot of Downton Abbey right now (first timer here – I can’t believe I lasted so long). And when those poor guys came home from the first world war with horrific PTSD, or when Mrs Patmore spoke about her nephew being shot for cowardice, what did they have to help them deal with that? What was their mental-health dentist?
Bugger all. Leeches, blood-letting, and a good strong get-back-to-work attitude maybe. And some of them fell apart. No bloody wonder. Can you imagine?!
Today we’re probably the luckiest generation ever because we actually HAVE the tools to help us fix our mental-health toothaches.
We just need to begin to reframe the way we see our mental health. Not as something to be shut in a box, pushed away, never spoken of, but something just as boring as a toothache. Just something that’s come up you need to deal with.
And how do you deal with it?
Well, that’s *literally* what I do every. single. day. For myself and my own anxiety, and for a hundred others with depression, overwhelm, stress, and the pressures of living in 2021.
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Unlike the dentist, this isn’t a chore, there’s zero pain, it smells way better, and there’s no scary men dressed in white coats.
Just please, no matter what, don’t let this stuff fester. You’re worth more.