“Just clear out your Downloads folder,” my brain advised me. “You would never leave something important stored in there.”
So, you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health, and you want to be there for them as much as you can. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to be there for them without burning yourself out. So here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking after yourself as well as you’re the person you’re helping.
This year has been the biggest and busiest year of my entire life. I have honestly never had so much going on at once, and I'm scared that maybe I've taken on a bit too much that I initially thought I could handle.
The last year and a bit have been really tough on all of us. A lot of the time we only focus on the negative things and seem to forget all about the positives. Gratitude is a great method for people to be able to respect and treasure what they have instead of constantly looking for something new to make them happy or complete.
High school is hard. Starting uni is hard. Being a student and working is hard. Some people can do it. Some people can barely juggle it. Some of us know exactly what we want to do and where we want to go in our careers and in life. But a lot of us have no idea and are only at uni because it was “better than doing nothing”, or because people have certain expectations of us. Wherever we are in life, we are all in the same boat, but it's important to remember to live.
These are the things I’m most excited about doing in the near and far future! From getting fit to spending less time on my phone, traveling, and more! Think of this as an unfortunately "realistic" bucket list, since we can't really go anywhere at the moment. I hope this inspires you to write your own, and keep these goals in the back of your mind as you live your life!