OT - Mental Health Monday
I know I'm a little late to the game time-wise. Then again, when it comes to your mental health, ANY time of the day (or night) is a good time to focus on it.
I read something late Friday that stuck with me. Especially since it kept bouncing in and out of my thoughts the entire weekend.
If it costs you your peace, it is too expensive.
For whatever reason, my mind kept changing 'peace' to 'health'. But then I thought, 'Isn't that often the same thing?" YES, it is! Because our peace (of mind) can often be related to our health. This may be a bit TMI for some of you, but I will never forget suffering through months of emotional diarrhea because I did not have peace OR peace of mind. My psycho then-H was stalking me, harassing me, calling my place of work... My mind was in chaos, my stress and anxiety were through the roof, and 'peace' was a distant and almost foreign concept in my life. My mental health had metamorphosed to physical. It was definitely too expensive.
So when you're in a stressful or uncomfortable situation or relationship or job or <insert word here>, ask yourself: Is this costing me my peace? If the answer is Yes, stop paying that price. Your peace and your health - both mental AND physical - are priceless.
If you are thinking about hurting yourself, call a family member or friend or 911. Please call someone. <3
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