Hey everyone! Today I just want to take some time and focus on encouraging anyone who’s been in an painful situation whether it be lost love, any form of heart break, feelings of depression, loneliness, and anger. I think it’s important to share some experiences because you never know who you could be helping to avoid a painful situation like that in the future.
So I saw this quote the other day, and even though it might be some what controversial, I believe it hits the nail right on the head when it comes to caring for oneself. If your going through a rough patch in life emotionally, you tend to find yourself in this sort of funk. It can be very hard to get out of and if you don’t address it soon it can progressively get worse and spill over into other areas of your life like school, work, or friends. The key is to know that you have an issue and know what’s going on. Know who your real friends are, or your support system, so that you are not alone when going through something. Unfortunately in this world we have to be careful who we trust, because sometimes people say you can trust them and you find yourself in a bigger mess because of it. One of the most important things to dealing with situations like these is to talk to someone about it. You don’t necessarily need them to give you advice, but just to have an open heart and an open ear. If you want advice then that’s fine too.
One thing that I noticed to be rather helpful when dealing with these issues is to have a positive outlet. Because I’m a fan of the arts, ( and I have an arts/fashion blog) I choose to focus more on an artistic outlet. My outlet is writing. Whether it’s poetry, writing a song, writing a letter that you never send, or just writing down a situation that might have happened to you just to get it out of your head. For me, writing helps to clear my mind, clam me down, cheer me up, and most of the time further inspire me to do something else. As that quote say, you deserve to manage your problem with dignity and whatever makes you happy in a safe way. Other people might choose drawing or sculpting, or any other art form that puts them at peace. I think doing these things serve as a healthy distraction that can lead to better insight, and ultimately healing from your problem.
Everyone heals at a different pace so don’t let anyone tell you when to feel better or when to get over something. Take your time and never rush your feelings. It’s your body, mind, heart and soul and only you can truly know when you feel better. Other people can make you happy and help you to get better quicker and help you realize who you are, but ultimately you have to put in that work on yourself to know who you are and look at yourself in the mirror and confidently love yourself.
I really hope these words encourage someone to help themselves and to even use art as a way to express themselves. There’s such a beauty in self expression because we all have something different to bring to the table, but we all often have shared experiences. So being able to express them in different ways can open up a whole new world of understanding and hope for people that need it. :^)