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Mental Health Check In, How Are You Really Doing?

You know when someone asks “How are you?”, the most common answer is “I’m fine” or “I’m okay” but how are you really doing? How is your spirit? How are you doing mentally? Are you more than okay or just fine or is it worse than that?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and last year on my other platform I opened up about my own story. It honestly terrified me but I felt a sigh of relief after the positive and encouraging feedback I received. When you deal with something like that, it is hard to talk to others about it or open up in fear of the reception. Are people going to judge you, look at you differently now, think you really are crazy and just need to get over it? You can read about it here: http://naturalledrea.blogspot.com/2018/05/mental-health-awareness-month.html

I want to check in on you guys. How are you really doing? I want this platform to also be a place to talk and check in with each other. I really love my online community and appreciate all the love and support. I am here if you ever want to talk or vent or anything.

I have doing pretty well lately. The occasional stresses of work (which can be a high stress environment at times) balancing life and just maintaining. I have learned to take a step back when I start to feel too overwhelmed. I have learned to incorporate more quiet time everyday to clear my head and praying every morning to start my day off on a positive note. I am improving one day at a time and love the direction I am headed.

Hope you guys enjoy the holiday weekend and see you Wednesday!

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