A wee thread on self help & #mentalhealth

“You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need.”

This has been my self help mantra courtesy of @MickJagger for many years.
I don't believe you can have all you want even if you can see it & believe you deserve it
You will just end up being disappointed, continually failing.

For me, I start from what I have
How I want to feel
What’s stopping me feeling that way.
Can I do something about it?
If I can’t myself then I need help
Sometimes help comes in strange places
It can come from the magical diversion of thinking about how to help someone else
Of taking a breath
Of reaching out

You might need support
From a friend, from medicine
Or from both
Both are ok.

'Cos buying things won’t solve it
Gurus won’t solve it
Alcohol won’t solve it
Social media won’t solve it

What helps me is taking a breath before I let my brain kick in & realising that in the end it’s about trying to stop being your own favourite critic
That’s an addiction
An obsession
An addiction to a sense of self, to a belief, to being right

But what if you’re inner critic is wrong?
What if you're not the worst or indeed the greatest but that you are just like everyone else, indivudal

Empathy flows, instant Karma
Whatever you need to do to get you there
is what you need to do.
If there’s something more you need
you’ll find that out too.
Don’t be scared of taking that first step.
That first breath.
That first step.
You’re the same as everyone else even in your very difference

So you can’t always get what you want
And that’s a good thing
And what you need will certainly change

I’ve learnt this life is fluid and things pass.

Dogma comes in many guises

Shine on

Message on badge from @TarynDeVere is a good guide


January is a tough month at the best of times but spring will always come.
My belief?
it's about finding ways to help ourselves to not to be afraid, of ourselves mainly
We all are sometimes & that's ok.
We didn't make it this way
But we can change it


@firstfortnight, @lustforlife, @matthaig1, @nbrez @StefPreissner worth a follow on here. I listen to tunes, at mo @LankumDublin @DamoDempsey @radiohead @lisaoneill & read a lot.
Walk a lot. listen
As Damo sings.
It's all good

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