Mental Health Day

During certain periods in our lives, we experience pain, loss, devastation, and loneliness.  These dark periods manifest in increasing levels of mental anguish that becomes intolerable and makes us want to escape.  You feel as if nobody understands your pain or can even notice that you are falling apart at the seams.  You feel you are all alone, trying to scream at the top of your lungs but nobody can hear you.  You keep pushing through, day in and day out and keep going on with your daily routine.  YOU NEED TO STOP THE INSANITY!  Take a pause from life and take a mental health day.

At times, we internalize our problems and it manifests into an unbearable feeling in the pit of your stomach.  If you are feeling overwhelmed or starting to feel overwhelmed, take a day off.  Go to the park, take a walk, mediate or talk to someone so you can unload your feelings.  Our minds are powerful, but it is important to unload our emotions to prevent the overload of thoughts and sentiments looming in our heads.  

During my cancer battle, one of my side effects was depression.I felt doomed and that no matter what I did I was going to lose my battle to cancer.  These feelings happened during different periods of my battle because the decisions that had to be made were difficult and could have dire results.  In addition to experiencing depression, I was not very good at expressing my feelings at the time.  My coping mechanism was to internalize my feelings which in all reality was not helping me.  Due to my treatment, I could not really be out in the sun so nature walks were out of the question therefore, I turned to mediation. I also started talking to my mom and going on car rides with her at night time due to the sunlight and lights affecting my vision.  I would sit in silence and release all of the noise out of my head.  In the beginning, I would just mediate to bring some calmness into my mind and body, but eventually I began to pray before ending my mediation session.  My prayer actually became a conversation with God, well what I felt at the time to be a one-sided conversation with him.  I would unload my feelings of despair, my fears, and my troubles during my conversation to God.  I wanted to release everything from my shoulders unto God.  Believe me, I am a strong woman but I am only human and am only able to carry so much of a burden.  After releasing my burdens, I would pray for healing and guidance.  I found that after doing this I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. My burden while still there felt a little lighter. I realize now that the conversations I had with God were not one sided after all. He did answer my prayers by helping me unburden my troubles onto him and helping me overcome each daily challenge that came my way.

Don’t let your problems or burdens overwhelm you, take them off your shoulders.  We all feel as if we are alone in the world,but the truth is that we are never alone. We feel this way because we tend to internalize everything and try to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.  I am guilty of doing this myself. I know how easy it is to do this because we tend to always want to resolve things on our own strength. Remember, it is important that we not only take care of our physical self but our mental self as well.  Find your outlet to unload your burdens. Surround yourself with positive people, write a journal, take nature walks, exercise, or meditate. By removing your burdens, you not only allow blessings to come into your life, but also open yourself to live a fuller, healthier, and happier life.


  One thought on “Mental Health Day

  1. August 16, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Reblogged this on Cancer: The Upside.

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  2. August 16, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Hi Kelly, have been praying for you and your father. Any news? Not blogging right now… in a low point. Taking your advice in this post. Thank you!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️❤️

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    • August 16, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Hi Ellen, so nice to hear from you. Thank you so much for all your prayers. No unfortunately there is no news yet. Right now its just a waiting game. I remember when I went through this. It felt like an eternity before we would get the test results. We just need to wait and pray . I’m so sorry to hear that you are in a low point. I understand and I am glad my post helped. Hope you feel better soon. God bless ❤❤♥️🙏🙏🙏

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      • August 16, 2022 at 10:02 pm

        Oh, I am so sorry you have a painful wait. Will keep up my prayers for you all. ❣️❣️❣️🙏🏽🙏🏽❣️❣️❣️ellen

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      • August 17, 2022 at 8:58 am

        Thank you so much for all your kind words of support and prayers Ellen. I really appreciate it. Hope you are feeling better you have been in my prayers as well. ♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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      • August 17, 2022 at 9:02 am

        P.S. In my low, I have taken inspiration from you in talking to God. God is the only one who can always be there for us in always the best way. I have been mad at him at times because He takes our loved ones away from us but He is the one who always gives them to us “on loan” to begin with. Thank you, dear Kelly, for bringing me to this place of talking to God. ❣️❣️❣️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽ellen❣️❣️❣️

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      • August 17, 2022 at 4:50 pm

        Awww Ellen thank you for being so sweet. I know what you mean about blaming God for taking away our loved ones. Honestly I did the same thing when my mom passed. I was consumed with overwhelming grief and pain. Even though I knew that we all have an “expiration date” and we must all die someday I still needed someone to blame. Despite of how we may feel God is always there for us even if we blame him for everything going wrong in our life. I love what you said that God is the one that gives our loved ones to us “on loan” to begin with. I had never thought about it that way. That is so true God always puts the right people in our path at the right time. I am glad that you are taking to God. I always find it very comforting. Please know that I am always here to listen as well. God bless you always 🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  3. August 17, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Likewise… I am there for you. I got help today from my therapist. God directed me to him. Thank you! ❣️❣️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❣️❣️

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