Mental Health is Just as Important as Physical Health
The irony of this blog is I spent WAY too much time deciding whether or not I should share something like this, and it messed with my head! I like to keep it light on social media and post random things that I find funny, and/or shamelessly self-promote myself like any ambitious working actor/entrepreneur does these days.
But I’ve been getting reflective in my old age (some people are wise beyond their years…I’m just bitter beyond my years, and identify with the bitterness of an 89+ year old woman).
What I want to do going forward is to make my online presence less “look at me”, and more of a platform to share thoughts, ideas, motivation and inspiration. Maybe I’m feeling enlightened, but most likely it’s because I kind of stopped taking pictures during this pandemic and ran out of content ideas 😛
I’m going to attempt to change things up a bit with my posts, and simultaneously attempt to change my mindset. Talk about the ultimate multi-task, am I right?! But I do believe it’s important that we realize there is no “perfect” post or quote or IG page. There is no one right way to create a website. Everyone’s online presence and content is unique to who they are and what they want to share, and people’s content will resonate differently with others. And that’s ok.
I chose this content as one of my first quotes, because as a Physical Therapist I know that mental health plays an enormous role in one’s physical health. I’ve seen this with my patients and I’ve 100% dealt with this personally, and I think the more we talk about mental health and normalize these conversations, the less stigma we can have surrounding mental illness.
If someone says they have a physical ailment that prevents them from functioning at 100%, it is completely understood. Yet when someone has a mental illness that is hindering their ability to function at their full capacity, we easily dismiss it and, in many cases, we shame these people into feeling like they are not allowed to not be ok.
Well if anyone feels this way right now, I want you to know that it is ok to not be ok. You take the time you need to get better, and know that you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. There is no shame in struggling. It does not make you weak, it makes you human. ❤️
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