Today is World Mental Health Day, and a good reminder to look out for others and ourselves. The pandemic has been a tough time for many, but I’m grateful for the positive experiences I’ve had over the last couple of years, and hope that we can try to support each other.
Author Matt Haig states in his beautiful book Reasons to Stay Alive, ‘Just as none of us are 100% physically healthy no one is 100% mentally healthy. We are all on a scale.’
I think that this is true, and that it’s unrealistic to expect ourselves to never be upset, unhappy, grief-stricken, or anxious. We’re capable of feeling turmoil and heartache — and peace and joy. We’re not machines; we’re gloriously messy humans, and let’s try to recognise that.