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    Sometimes you need to be on meds and that's okay.

    I grew up with a family where our culture has women being submissive and voiceless. Mental health is so taboo.. Talking about being depressed is taboo.. Because of that, I experienced childhood traumas, adult traumas, and until recently a few years, I decided to do something about it. I seemed help from a therapist. I seemed help from a doctor and got on anti depressants. When my dad died Dec 2020, that dose of anti depressants weren't working for me anymore, so my doctor doubled my dose, and I felt fine. I am on meds for migraines. I have switched anti depressants twice, and migraine meds twice as well. I joke and say I feel like a lab rat experiment with all the change in doses and meds. But it's just what I need to get through life. #Medicated #Anxiety #Depression #Itsokay #HealYourself

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    What I want too. #Postivity #Itsokay

    I love going through Pinterest and saving quotes like this one to my boards. It makes me feel a little less alone, like there’s someone out there who cares and who knows what I’m going through.
    You may have heard this a lot before, or maybe not at all, but I hope you know it now.

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    Its okay to set boundaries

    Its okay to do chores tomorrow

    Its okay to cancel doctors appointments

    Its okay to cancel plans with friends

    Its okay to not go to family dinner

    Its okay to break down and cry

    I think the one thing that people forget is that we are human too. On top of just trying to survive we also have to do human things and ITS OKAY!!! You need to take care of yourself also. Self care is so important and the world will go on!! If something is too overwhelming today do it tomorrow!!

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    We are all a little lost, aren't we?

    Have you seen Nightbirde's audition in AGT? She's a wonderful being. She has won many at this point of this competition and has won me as well.

    While the judges were interviewing her before her performance, she said “It’s OK if you’re lost. We’re all a little lost, and it’s alright.” that hit me hard. I froze. I know that this resonates to me in a lot of ways.

    I just learned recently that the company I am working for was sold and will start its transition in 2022. This big change will define 'loyalty' as people who were working in this company for years MIGHT face unemployment, including me. I know change could bring good things as well but mind wandered and rolled over the hills non-stop. The what-ifs poured in.

    I got worried and of course anxious. I am in a middle of building the virtual training library of the said company. Usually, based from what I have read and experience, training is a list priority during the transition phase. It is considered as a cost in the corporate settings. And my mind still rolling, no directions at all. From being a little-to-lost to a totally-lost being. Again, heading to somewhere I do not know.

    This song is keeping me 'okay' or as most of us would say 'getting by' in life now. This song reminds me that it is okay. it is okay. IT IS OKAY... everything will become better. I am writing this essay to help me process it, to at least be brave and face that this is going to happen, it is my reality at the moment. I know it is not easy but, everything will be okay again.

    My heart goes to all of you who feels like they are a little to lost, or like me, totally lost in their life right now. There is help available for you, be brave. I know you can do it. Take that small little step to become better. I know you can do it. We can do it.

    You can listen to her music - It's Okay by Nightbirde on this link - #Nightbirde #Itsokay #Anxiety #Depression #Music #musictherapy #TerminalIllness #UncurableDiseases


    you’re worth everything

    sometimes u think it’s not worth it, that’s ok.... I feel the same somedays. sometimes u feel like if u died no one would care... it’s okay I feel like that somedays too.... somedays u wanna just let go and end it all...... I feel like that too but I just want you to know, I love you. you are worth it, you are loved, I care for you. I don’t want you to go. stay with me and fight ❤️ you are loved. you are worth everything. it will be okay.
    #SuicidalThoughts #Iloveyou #Itsokay #keepfighting #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #keepgoing #imhereforyou #reachout #Insecure

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    A Daily Reminder #Itsokay #reminder

    A reminder that we don't have it all together & that's okay



    Sucks feeling invisible in your own home. You want to talk to someone but know that you’ll get the same response. “Everything will be okay.” “Stop stressing.” “No one here wants you to die.” I get it. I know everything is going to be okay. I know I need to stop stressing. And I know no one wants me to die. But it’s hard. With these thoughts right when you wake up. I try so hard to stress less. And I try so hard to believe that no one wants me to die, but I’m invisible. No one would even notice. It’s just been a rough couple of weeks. Things will get better. I do believe that. I just hope that day where everything comes together shows up real soon, because I could use some good vibes.
    #Anxiety #Depression #Deepbreathe #Itsokay

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    “Brave and Sad”

    This is a book i read as a child and I thank whoever edited this! We’ve been taught at an early age that emotions are bad and we shouldn’t express them. Its important to teach children to normalize and acknowledge their feelings and emotions. “You can be brave and sad”.
    #Emotion #sad #Itsokay #Depression #Books #Children



    Your #Family stresses you out and exasperates your mental state. #Itsokay to take a step back, set up #boundaries and #limits if you need to. Do what helps you. Just because they’re family doesn’t mean you owe them infinitely. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others

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    My new reality

    I don’t like change in the slightest. It triggers my anxiety and makes me very fearful. That can something as small as a change in my daily routine to something big like moving house. I’ve had to deal with an immense amount of change over the last year which really rattled me. One term that helps though, is “this is my new reality “. When dealing with change I just tell myself “okay mike this is your new reality. You’re doing things a bit differently but that’s okay, you’re strong enough to survive”. I hope this can help someone else. I still battle, but have added it to my list of affirmations and mantras. #Itsokay #change