Mental Health Awareness Month 2021
May’s almost over, thank goodness, as it’s an awful month for me for reasons you probably already know.
Having said that, May’s also Mental Health Awareness Month and I wanted to get in this entry before the month was over.
This Thursday, I’m seeing a therapist again for the first time in over a decade-and-a-half. My buddy Miller’s been really supportive and encouraging for me to just talk to someone.
Should note that I’m actually not in a bad place right now, all things considered. But the insomnia’s always just one poor food choice or one argument away. And that’s not a good thing, because my insomnia’s always a trigger to bigger problems.
With the kid and my age, I’ve gotta be extra vigilant to be ok.
That means brushing my teeth three times a day, exercising regularly, watching out for carbs, avoiding zombies, keeping up with the people important to me, and making sure that I’m on top of my mental health.
If you’re not making sure your health – mental and physical – is where it needs to be, you’re setting yourself up for a difficult time down the road.
Broken people become broken people over time.
After all, alla your life’s problems can be divided up into health, wealth, and relationships. So you should be spending a little bit of time on all three every day.
Being a gym rat, I meet tons of people that are also very attentive as to their physical health but I wonder if they’re equally watchful of their mental health.
The thing is, you gotta take care of your mental and physical health because when you’re not ok, it’s the people you love that pay the price.
Someone’s gotta pay for you to be alright, and it should be you and not them.
May’s almost over but attention as to your overall health never ends.
Him: Why do you go to the gym so much?
Me: So I can stay healthy and stay with you a long, long time.
Him: Will you go away?
Me: Someday. But not for a while.
Him: Not for a hundred thousand years?
Me: If I could stay with you until the end of the world, I would.
Him: That’s a long time!
Me: Not long enough, kiddo. When it comes to the people you love, there’s not enough time. There’s never enough time.