Angel N We’re all real tired.
I’m twenty-four years old and I’m a cook and I’m also an assistant teacher at Annie Wright.
Just bringing up the subject of mental health is already bringing some anxiety in, but I’m really open to talking about it. I just I feel like what I feel what other people are feeling about the whole pandemic and this it’s hard and I know it and and we just got to start talking about it. I know what other people are feeling. And we all…we’re all tired.
“We’re all real tired. ”
And talking to other people, talking about your feelings is what is going to get you through it and what’s going to get us through it.
Some of the specific things that I do to manage my health is one thing that I did pick up from COVID is I started to garden and I know it might sound kind of weird, but gardening really did help me out.
Just putting your time into something else was something that really helped me out. And gardening was my outlet to just watch over something and see how it grows, because it really put me in a growth mindset, like a plant, you know, you water it every day and you don’t want to overwater it. You don’t want to underwater it. And I kind of relate that to how I think when I’m stressing out like I don’t want to think about something too much or not even think about something at all, because that’s both like not good. And so gardening helped me find a balance between not like overwatering meaning, not overthinking about something and underwatering and not thinking, meaning like not thinking about something else or not thinking about not thinking about something at all. And so you got to think about the situation that you’re in and you really got to analyze it, too. But just putting my energy into what I can do, that’s how that’s how I got through it.
Keep taking deep breaths. When you’re feeling anxious and when your mental health is going off, you need to talk to someone and you need to let them know how you feel.