• Nicholas Gambin

Mental Health Is A Journey That Takes Time & Effort



Mental Health Is A Priority


Our lives get busy very quickly & we end up forgetting to stop & take a second to breathe.


If there’s a problem with our physical health, we go to doctors, rest or take medication until we start feeling better again. We should also treat our mental health with the same level of care & priority.


If your mental health isn’t in the right place, it starts to affect your day-to-day life. It influences your behaviours & relationships. We need to take time to rest & recharge.




“Life will throw obstacles our way - some big, some small. It’s a part of life, so we need to learn how to handle it & move forward.”




It Won't Get Better Overnight


Taking the first steps to improve your mental health will kickstart the process.


But your mental health won’t just improve overnight - it takes time. With every therapy session, you go to, you build new skills & continue growing as a person.


Change happens gradually & over time. Taking care of your mental health also needs to become a habit & part of your routine. Actively finding those few minutes in your day to breathe or meditate or journal is key.


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“We need to learn to treat ourselves with kindness when going through difficult times.”



Trust In The Process


There will be days when you feel really good about your mental health & how you’re progressing. And there will be others when you feel broken beyond repair & just want to give up.


In those moments, remind yourself to trust in the process. There is no one way or straight line to improving your mental health. But you need to believe that it can & will get better.


Even on the days when you don’t feel like it, you need to put in the work & commitment. Because nobody will do it for you.



 

If you’re struggling with your mental health & need support, please reach out & seek help from professionals 💙