Living with mental illness can be really hard. The stigmas of society, on top of the symptoms of our mental illness, can form a painful cocktail that can really bring us down at times. I’ve created this video and blog because you deserve to hear these positive things about yourself. You deserve to feel uplifted and treasured today.
What I say in this video is the truth; what people who try to invalidate us say is untrue. If you have ever felt like you are held back because of your mental illness, watch this video and hear just how capable, amazing, and fantastic you are.
(Even if you don’t live with mental illness, listen up, since these will help lift your spirits on a bad day too!)
You Are Amazing
It takes serious strength to live with mental illness. You are not only getting through life, which is already quite a challenge, but you are getting through it with a mental illness. This is amazing. You are amazing.
If today isn’t easy, if tomorrow is hard too—know that it’s okay. Struggling does not mean you lose your status as an amazing person. In fact, having a hard time goes to show just how deep this inner power flows within you. Keep going; you’re shining bright.
You Are Capable of Changing the World
Having a mental illness doesn’t stop you from living an empowered and fulfilling life. You demonstrate incredible strength when living with mental illness—this is a pure and authentic human strength that truly radiates from you. When you make a choice to apply this power to your life, you change the world.
All hardship, including mental illness, creates very real obstacles. I want to acknowledge this. I also want to assure you that, even with the most serious of setbacks, you can still live a meaningful life. You can make a difference in all the ways you dream of doing so. How you get there may change, but your innate desire to help will not be stopped by any trial you face in life.
You Are a Worthy Human Being
No matter what society tries to tell you, mental illness does not make you lesser. It does not make you undeserving of great things. Your life is just as precious, filled with potential, and impactful as any person living without mental illness.
No matter what hardships you have faced and how they have affected you, you are worthy. No matter what your abilities allow you to do, you are worthy. There is nothing that can take your worth as a human being away. You, who you innately are, is a completely valid and amazing human being.
You Can Love and You Can Be Loved
There’s a sentiment that we need to fully love ourselves in order to love another, or be loved by someone else. This isn’t true. You are allowed to be a work in progress, you are allowed to be struggling. In all of these cases, mental illness or not, you are still able to be loved by another. You still have the potential to infinitely love all things around you. In fact, those of us who live with such hardship often have the biggest hearts.
If you have a mental illness, it’s okay if you struggle more with loving yourself. You might have more (totally valid) hurdles to climb. This is perfectly alright, you are still worthy of being loved and still able to love others.
There are so many more things I wish to tell you about your worth, potential, and strength, but these four are the most important. You are worthy, amazing, loved, and powerful. I want to help you realize this, so keep reading this blog. You can sign up on my sidebar for email updates!