As someone who has suffered with poor mental health issues, I feel looking after your mental health is just as, if not more important than looking after your physical health. But a good balance of the two works hand in hand.
I feel like a lot of people will be sharing their personal stories today and a lot more people will be inspired by said stories. With how our society is driven by social media many may think this is a bad thing but some good comes from it, this enables thousands of people around the world to see one single post. If just 1 person could share this post then it may be seen by 5 more and could help someone through their day. So if you think about that, if those five people can share this post and also share their stories then all of a sudden thousands of people are reading inspirational stories and seeking the motivation they need to carry on with their days.
So here’s mine...
I struggled in school. Moving to secondary was tough for me, I moved with no friends and struggled to make new ones, I was quite the introvert and kept to myself. Antisocial is what many people would call it. This made things tough for me, I found myself deteriorating mentally, before I even knew the importance of mental health, I carried on like this until I could no longer, I asked my mum to take me out of school and spent a year spiralling downwards feeling worse and worse each day. Until I built up this kind of prison not only in my home but in my mind, I struggled to leave the house, it was a big deal for me if I had to go out. Of course this brung on horrible consequences. I ate terribly I become chubby grew my hair out and hid behind it. This was a horrible time for me. But one day it all changed I found myself looking in the mirror and wondering what I had became. From then on, I started running. This was a godsend for me. My first ever run wasn’t even half a mile and I ran it in jeans and a T-shirt, I didn’t have gym gear, it never crossed my mind to workout. But exercise was my medicine, suddenly I noticed myself feeling happier striving for more working harder by the day. I got myself into school again, I got myself out and about. Socialising. I even found boxing where I built myself up as an athlete. It all changed from there, yes I still have down days but I'm so much better now.
So please look after your mental health! It’s so important! #begreat
- Bailey Greetham-Clark
Owner / CEO