Weekly Affirmation – Big Feelings

Good morning friends!

I’m not sure about you, but my social media news feeds have been blowing up with mental health awareness, suicide prevention, memes encouraging others to reach out to one another, reminders to check in on every single person you know.

& I absolutely love it!

Mental health is a topic that I believe everyone should find themselves talking about & more importantly caring about. Awareness of the realities that our loved ones face while living a life with mental health issues/difficulties/struggles/illness, needs to happen.

Because people whoovercome their anxiety & make it look like they have their shit together.

Because people who ~ somehow manage to crawl out of the safety of their beds, [the bed that depression’s convinced them is the only place they can breathe] & they go to work, go pick up their kid from school, or even just get up to take a shower.

Because people who ~ put in the time it takes to find the right counselor & psychiatrist for them so that the person they know they are & the person everyone else experiences match. 

Because people who ~ self harm & have a scary honest conversation with someone about it.

Because people who ~ eats a meal even though inside their head they think they are too fat to even think about eating another calorie.

Because these people ~ they are badass.

You know who else is badass? The people who love them.  Those who stand by them, & offer empathy even though they can’t even fathom what living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, anorexia, bulimia, etc…is like. These people who don’t understand, but also don’t shame people for things they “don’t get”? They are gems.

So whether you are struggling with your mental health & the stigma tied so tightly to it. Or if you are the loved one of someone who’s battling something you have no clue about, leaving you feeling helpless.

Remember that all the feelings you have on your journey are valid.

Don’t shrug them off as nothing. But! don’t let your feelings be your only reality. Which leads us to this week’s affirmation:

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Feelings are just visitors | I accept them & let them go

Let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts & knows more about us than we do ourselves. 1John 3:18-20 MSG

In the New Living Translation verse 20 says:

God is greater than our feelings, He knows everything.

How comforting to know that love & God are so powerful that they can overwhelm whatever tries to overwhelm us in life. No matter how strong the emotion I’m feeling, God has given me & YOU [woot woot!!] the strength to trust Him, overcome, & to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

I hope this encourages you throughout the week & that you keep being the badass that you are. Moving forward, loving others, & yourself, no matter what.

Namesste Lovelies,

Sarah

The Mess in Me Honor the Mess in You

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Affirmation – Big Feelings

  1. Mental Health is so important, and I feel like something many people dismiss. I’m so blessed to have a supportive husband who understand that sometimes my anxiety & depression can get a bit too much. He always is there to show me he loves me, he talks me through panic attacks, and just shows me unconditional love.This is a great post. I love your affirmation for the week.

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  2. I am right there with you on this. I would like to start sharing a little bit more myself, because I feel like I’ve been experiencing depression and loss on the inside but not talking about it much. So then during big news times like lately, I have so many feelings of alienation because I’ve got the BIG FEELINGS but a higher barrier of entry (it feels). Thank you for this post – and the affirmation reminds me of some of my favorite zen ideals on letting go.

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    • I can understand the intimidation that accompanies “coming out” about depression, anxiety or any other mental health struggle we experience. But this right here is a safe place. & identifying you are struggling in that area only opens up opportunity to treat it, gain support, & overcome it! I’m here if you ever have questions or need an ear. Thanks for your transparency💞 Yay zen! 😌✌🏼

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