12th June 2019, Week 2 – “Working on Us” Mental Health Prompts

It’s time for “Working on Us” Mental Health Prompts, kindly created by Beckie, over at Beckie’s Mental Mess.

For today’s prompts and how to join in, do visit this post, which will take you to Beckie’s post. You will also be able to read the reason behind “Working on Us” Mental Health Prompts.

For today’s prompt, I have decided to use both the question and the image below.

The question:

What do you find to be the most challenging for you when it comes to your mental illness? (You can give an example and  also a means on how to cope.)

Motivation is the most challenging thing for me when it comes to my mental health. This does not help when I get the fatigue that comes with it.
When all else fails, the only one thing that does not and that is walking. So I take myself off and walk somewhere, preferably in nature.

The image:

What are some pictures (without text) with deep meaning(s)? - Quora

I can relate to this image above. The many changing faces how I once used to feel. That putting on the fake smile, to hide what was going on inside.
Putting on the fake smile I used to feel was more for the benefit of others at one times sadly. This was because of hearing “Chin up” that many times and basically wanting to knock their heads off, or tell them to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine, or fuck it to their response.
Thankfully now, I don’t have to hide it, because I am around people i feel who listen and care. They accept me at my down times, as well as at my best times.

9 thoughts on “12th June 2019, Week 2 – “Working on Us” Mental Health Prompts

  1. Liz, I couldn’t have said this better myself. I give credit where credit is due though, at least your motivated to get outside and walk. Allow nature to take control and feel some relief. Wonderful job on both prompts!
    Thank you so very much, for participating in Week #2’s “Working on Us”
    God Bless, YOU!

    1. It can be hard sometimes to go out, especially when I am really tired, but some how I can still do it. I think I manage getting myself to do this, with going out always being an escape for me as a child. I always liked to be outside and when old enough to do so, I would be out mostly all day with my dog. X

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