I’ve been working on myself the last few months and one of the best things I’ve done for myself has been to surround myself with positivity. I have been sharing and posting little tidbits of positivity everywhere on my Twitter account and wouldn’t you know it? Positive people seek other positive people as much as misery loves company, and I’d venture to guess even more so!
In this COVID pandemic era, many of us are feeling downtrodden and defeated, so I understand. Mental health has become increasingly difficult to maintain when many are afraid to leave the home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be social.
In fact, we have many more options available to remain social, even if anxiety keeps us from the general public: Zoom meetings have expanded into virtual parties, Twitter and Facebook allow friends, family, and fans to connect (in text and video form), and we also have the use of our ever smarter smart devices for more of the same.
I myself have also personally visited some of my closest friends, in socially distanced form, when I can. Then again, I haven’t not worked for most of this pandemic thus far, so perhaps I’m taking more risks than necessary, but I also realize life is too short to spend it worried about what might happen to me only to miss out on a plethora of great memories I’ve been busy making with all those positive humans!
When my most recent change of returning to third shift work started me feeling increasingly lonely, I ventured onto Twitter more often because I’ve found many wonderful, positive people there (from across the globe and other fellow grave shift workers). I’ve built up an army of positive friends and I’ve yet to meet any of them in person! (OK, so recently my friend J signed up and followed me, but we’ve been friends forever in real life, so it’s a natural transition.) I will remember the new tradition (#packersslumberparty) we tried to start and all the highs and lows of a fun 2020 Packers season. I will remember the amazing group of ladies who share in the “lift each other up” category more often than not. (See: this thread.) And I’ll remember how I attempted to be positive for myself and every one of my followers and show them that if I can overcome my depression, which has nearly killed me a few times already, then so can you. (See: this thread.)
I believe in you – do you believe in you? If the answer is yes, congrats! I have nothing to teach you. If the answer is no, then please do everything in your power to find that self esteem and seek professional help. Therapy of any kind isn’t something to be ashamed of, either; it’s a useful tool to help you get in the right mindset. Kinda like when you need a cast for a broken limb – fix your brain when it’s not working optimally, too! 😊
And remember, just because you’re positive doesn’t mean you don’t have bad moments, you just learn how to help those pass quicker. Isn’t your life worth more happiness than misery? I know mine is! Best of luck to anyone struggling with mental health, and remember this tweet. Please use it if you need. I’m here for you and if I can’t help, I’ll find you the right kind of help for you. I’m rooting for you!
God bless and good night. And remember – you get what you manifest. So manifest positivity. 😉💚