Monday, 18 May 2015

Mental Health Monday #6 | Holding Onto Hope & Moving On

During life, we all endure many struggles; some of which can make us feel like giving up. So, how are we supposed to continue holding onto hope when everything seems to be going wrong? I have changed quite a lot over the past couple of months, regarding this topic and I'm going to be sharing with you my tips and the lessons I have learnt along the way in today's post.
Every single one of us has good days and bad days. It's a part of life that you just have to deal with. I have certainly had my fair share of trauma and heartbreak throughout my life. When you feel like the whole world is against you and nothing seems to be going right, it can be hard to wake up and get out of bed in the morning, let alone deal with those everyday activities such as going to school or work. There have been times where I have wanted to hide away in bed all day as I have felt school is far too much effort and I'm not mentally prepared for it and I'm sure some of you know how that feels too. But, does that mean that I, or any of you should give up? Of course it doesn't! Regardless of whether you're having a bad day, week, month or even year, it doesn't mean you can stop fighting. It should make you even more determined to carry on trying and find what makes you truly happy.
There is always at least one reason to live, no matter how pointless your life may seem within the moment. It can be a family member, your best friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, pets, a specific hobby, your future dreams and ambitions, upcoming holidays, or just anything that is guaranteed to make you smile. You should want to live so that you can see that things do get better and you can have a happier, brighter future. Instead of thinking negatively and looking at the bad things in every situation, try to look at the positives. You might have to go to school/work and see people that constantly criticise you, but that should encourage you to try harder and not let them think they have won. Instead of waking up and thinking that everyone's going to be mean to you, wake up and tell yourself that you are going to try your best in everything today and you are going to prove all the haters wrong. Why give them the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to give up and let them win? You're going to win my lovely! Not them! Never give any of the doubtful, negative people the satisfaction to think that they will win. Whenever I get haters, or purely vile people judging me and looking down on me as if to say I'm incapable of something, it makes me even more determined to prove them wrong and succeed more than they ever will. Trust me, you should definitely try it!

I was looking through Instagram yesterday evening and I found this quote. It honestly lifted my spirits up so much. Imagine that in 5-10 years time, you could be living the life you have always wanted; your dream life. I know you may be going through hell right now. You may have already written out your suicide note; the last thing your loved ones will have from you, or you may have it all planned out in your head, how you're going to end your life. That is not the way it should be, sweetie. You are worth so much more than that, I promise you. If you were to pass away, so many people in this world would have their own world ripped apart and their happiness taken away from them. Whether you believe it or not, there are people out there who care so much that they would take a bullet for you. They would do anything just to see a smile on that beautiful face of yours. Please think ever so carefully before you make that drastic decision that would not only take away your future, but other people's too. It's hard, I know it is, believe me I do, but when you're living a life that brings you pure happiness and appreciation, day in, day out, you will be so thankful that you held on and so will your loved ones. Knowing that you got a chance to see the world, to create a family of your own, to have a day where you feel like a fairy tale character marrying their soul mate - aren't all those precious times worth so much more than giving up during your younger years?
As hard as it may be, just hold on. Hold on with all the strength you have in you. You can not give up until you reach happiness. Nobody knows what the future holds, it's all a mystery. So, why don't you fight through the tough times and then see what your future has in store for you? It's all a mystery, but it's bound to be beautiful if you give it a chance to be. Tomorrow is never guaranteed so don't waste time being sad and suicidal. Find that strength from deep within and live to see your future!

Everything that happens, happens for a reason. You are strong enough to handle everything that comes your way and you really do have the power to overcome any hurdle that tries to obstruct you and your path. Remember who you are and why you are here. Take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and reflect on your ambitions and the things that you want out of life. Just keep moving forward. The past is in the past for a reason. If you keep turning the page back to the previous chapter, how do you expect to move to a positive future within the next chapter of your story? Just let it go, leave it where it belongs. Don't allow the previous pain to dictate your future happiness. Appreciate and be thankful for those who have stuck by you through both the hard times and the happy times and forget about the poisonous people. If something or someone is causing you so much pain that you feel trapped in a negative, hurtful bubble, then pop that bubble and move on. You have come through that stage in your life and now you have the chance to be genuinely happy, so make the most of it while you can. Don't take anything for granted in this world, as you never know when it may be taken away from you. Be strong, be brave and be positive. Better days shall come your way.


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