Updated: Jun 21, 2021
We recently asked people to write a letter to their mental health, and here’s what they wrote!
Dear little mind,
I know we've had major indifferences in the past. I know I've blamed you for most of the things in my life. I know I've hated you for hating my body. I know I've given you a hard time for giving me a hard time. But we've grown up. Won't you agree? We have learned to embrace ourselves and accept that sometimes we have difficulties and (most of the time) I've learned how to be calm towards you and give you some space to cool down and take care of us.
I hope we go on like this and even better. I want you to be the Joey to my Chandler. Even if I do something wrong, I'll try my best to understand, learn, and take care of you in the future.
You know how grateful I am for every difficulty we've faced. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have been as compassionate, empathetic, or understanding as I am now. You've taught me so much and I owe it to the struggles we've had together.
It's a long and difficult journey. But you're MY journey, and that's a road I'm willing to travel.
Dear resident of my mind,
I hope you give me fewer mood swings this week.
I hope you bless me with peace this month.
And I hope you enlighten me with mindfulness this year.
I have been striving to keep you in check each day. I fail at times & I succeed the rest, but through all of it, I get to know my strengths & frailties.
That, I consider one of my biggest learnings. Today, I can proudly say that I know myself thoroughly.
This self-awareness has been acting as a stem to the 'easier said than done' acceptance in my life.
I know for a fact that it has been a rotten ride for you & thus, for me as well; to the road to accept things, situations & people as they are.