World Mental Health Day
It’s a rapidly growing world, where moving is important, not just moving but running! You have to be quick paced. Or you’ll be left out, the last one, a failure.
This is a constant belief and we all follow it sincerely. Now, why you move, what direction you move in and whether or not you really want to move doesn’t matter, those are the inessentials. As long as you move, and your society believes you’re making progress, you’re good to go!
There is a saying, “Passion fuels purpose”. However, the problem in such a ride is that since you don’t have passion, but merely do it to please society – the wheels get rusted, you run out of fuel and your journey comes to a halt! You see, you’ve paused right now but everybody around you is still moving! Most of them, faster than you. And you convince yourself that you can continue, that you’re alright, you push yourself hard but there’s really something that simply won’t let you move ahead. The ideal solution would be to analyse the situation and treat the damage. But instead, you keep pushing yourself, harder and harsher, you want to just keep going. And this right here, is just one of the numerous causes that further intensifies and results into problems relating to mental health. Only because we didn’t pay attention on time.
We’re humans, always learning, filled with immense zest, high emotional capabilities and charged up with potential and greatness waiting to be poured into the world. However, we’re also vulnerable, distressed easily, need validation and since we were never really taught how one copes with such matters, we lose control eventually leading to a series of troubles. That’s where help comes in – like a ray of sunshine, might be too bright in the start but will eventually make you smile, just as long as you don’t pull the curtains before that!
Mental health needs our attention only so that we all grow well, nurture ourselves in the right manners and fulfil the basic needs of our minds. It’s a complex concept, one requiring immense patience and understanding. While this might be easy for some of us, it isn’t for others.
What we’re really saying is that every day, finding some time for yourself, and figuring if you’re alright, if there’s anything too pressing on your mind, if there’s a part of you that doesn’t feel okay- talk it out, write it down, seek help if it sustains or maybe just go eat something you really like and maybe take a power nap too! Don’t neglect it because that’s exactly how you give it the power to grow and have a stronger impact. The idea is to create a conducive environment – like tending to a small garden in your balcony, catering to all it’s needs, letting it bloom away! Or like preparing your favourite meal where you leave no stone unturned to ensure it turns out just the way you want it to!
The point here being – focus closely and take charge of your mental well being because if you don’t, your mind will take charge of you…and you don’t want that. Because, as they say, the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.