You are always enough.

Everyone strives for happiness, no one longs to be miserable, but strangely all expectations are lost when you’re sad and you see situations for what they are. You speak more honestly, and you stop being so afraid because in moments of your deepest sadness you feel as though you have nothing to loose. You go through life without fear of failure or loss because how can you fear something when there’s no hope to succeed or gain.

I admit that it all sounds a little morbid and sad but I really believe that from all of that negative there are positives we can take from the sadness we feel when depressed and anxious.

As people living in society today there is a constant need to be better, to be brighter, to be slimmer, to be prettier, to earn more to own more, it’s a never ending list of things we feel we must achieve. That continuous feeling of never being enough!!

We must always be striving for more for bigger for better.

If we could just be happy with the life we have and not constantly be compared or compare ourselves to others then I know that would make for a much less stressful and happier life.

This is why I believe that once you have experienced anxiety and or depression and suddenly the simple things in life become a struggle you realise how menial and insignificant all those other “worries” are. Now all that matters is that you are able to complete what is expected in a day to day life as an adult, for example taking your children to school, rising above the lows and actually continuing with your day despite everything in your head telling you to give up and go back to bed.

Before my anxiety and depression I would constantly compare myself longing to do better or wish I was more than what I was, now all I hope for is happiness and the happiness of those around me, I am not so quick to judge others as I know what its like to carry the weight of mental health on my shoulders everyday. 

When you finally reach rock bottom the only way is up and that is a great new perspective to have. What I am trying to say is that anxiety, depression and any other type of mental health should not be perceived as a weakness because it takes a lot of strength to come through the other side, and when you realise that you really start to separate what’s important in life and what are unnecessary expectations that we simply put on to ourselves.

You are always enough and as long as you know that and remember it, you will forever have the answers to your own happiness.

Published by A Work In Progress

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston. I am a Mental Health Blogger and aspiring motivational speaker. It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health. I chose to call myself and my website A work in Progress because after so many years of trying to seek perfection, living with extreme Anxiety and Depression has really helped me to realise that the something I was looking for simply didn’t exist. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, we continuously evolve and grow through the different experiences we have and the hurdles we encounter, thus making perfect versions of exactly who we are at that time in our lives. The intention with my blog is to inspire other’s and help them through the tough times, whilst drawing awareness to a subject that still does not get enough attention. Over the last few years I myself have struggled with Mental Health illnesses, specifically Anxiety and Depression. I first began writing as a way of helping myself to deal with my illness. It allowed me to express how I felt in detail and in turn allowed me to process my thoughts and figure out how best to manage and deal with them. I hope to spread a little more kindness into a world that doesn’t always feel very kind. I believe it is so important to recognise the colossal impact kind words can have and remove the perception that we should aspire to be like someone else rather than be happy with who we are. I want to share my experiences with others, to show that although tough and a journey that takes time, it is possible to reach the lowest point in your life and come out the other side.

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