Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
Note to self - read it then read it again. Destroy the toxic idea that you're not sick enough. Remind yourself that this is the voice of your illness talking. It's the voice of internalized societal stigma. The voice of fear and self-doubt. It's the little devil on your shoulder preventing you from moving forward [...]