This blog started out as a journal for me, charting my progress in improving my health and fitness. Then it turned into an information point, answering questions I was asked, plus a bit more.
And in the last few years there’s been more of a mixture of summaries of my training and challenges I’ve faced. Some of the challenges have been my training and events, and some of the challenges more personal in nature.
Now I’m going to write about something personal, as I thought that perhaps it might be something some people can relate to. Feel free to skip it if it doesn’t appeal to you.
Otherwise, I hope you enjoy.
It’s world Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October 2015. You can read more about it here: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/world-mental-health-day/world-mental-health-day-2015/
I recently went on a mental health first aid course, where I learned a lot. And it also brought back some challenges I faced in my past, a few years ago. The course helped me realise how far I’ve come and I thought I’d share my story on here.
It’s a 5 parter, and I’ll be posting 1 part of it each day for the next 5 days, hopefully you’ll stay tuned and be able to read and enjoy the whole thing. 🙂
(The links to the 5 sections are at the bottom of each page, or you can or you can read the whole thing here: Everything is Awesome?).
Imagine feeling amazing, super, great. Life is wonderful, you are wonderful, everything is brilliant. Everything has so much meaning, colour and flavour.
You feel so confident in yourself, like you’re the best at everything you do. Any feelings of self-doubt you might have had, have melted away, and now you’re standing tall and proud, ready to face the world – ready to change the world for the better.
Everything looks bright and sunny, colours are more vivid, birds chirp louder, everything tastes great and everything is wonderful and awesome. You remember your dreams when you wake up, and even they are vivid and magic.
You have millions of great ideas, too many to write down or get out. You feel so creative. You can’t sleep, but then you feel like you don’t need sleep anyway. You know you’re getting just three hours sleep a night and you still feel great. You want to read and learn and do as much as you can.
Your mind is so busy, racing, flitting from one thing to the next, and you can’t turn it off. You can’t stop your ideas from flowing, from overflowing. You don’t even want to turn them off, you want them to keep appearing – you want to keep generating your ideas. You know it isn’t quite right, but you still feel great. You feel a bit like you’re high, flying high – nothing can stop you.
You’re reaching out to people, you want social interaction. You have so much energy, you feel great, and can’t wait to share how you feel with others. You’re chatting at a hundred miles an hour, hardly getting time to breathe. You’re not sure what’s happening – but you like it, you really really like it.
You feel so amazing, creative, happy and alive. You know that people can tell it isn’t quite right either, but if you’re honest, you don’t really care what they think. Because you feel so good and you love feeling like this.
You feel like you have no limits, like you’re superhuman and you feel like you could do anything. You want to bottle this feeling and keep it forever. You want to share it, and for other people to feel it to.
Sounds good eh?
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See the other parts of this series here:
or you can read the whole thing here: Everything is Awesome?