Cleaning mould from the windows and walls of the flat I am currently renting, this is how I spent my evening and now I sit down to write this blog post. This is because life isn’t always glamorous!
Blogging began with real people, but sometimes we often forget this. Many bloggers have mastered the art of making their life seem so effortlessly glamorous, with new beautiful locations every week and stunning photography, but this isn’t the case for most people! In reality we all live a life with highs and lows. We all have chores to complete and we all have to handle our responsibilities.
I must point out that I am in no way complaining about bloggers, but I just want to share a refreshing and positive reminder. With World Mental Health Day 2016 being last week on the 10th October, I think it is a very important topic to discuss. We spend so much time online now that it becomes almost automatic to compare life with everyone else’s.
Much of our generation today are struggling with mental health issues. Many of us deal with feelings of loneliness, even though we may have online connections all around the world. So much work can go into collecting ‘followers’, yet it can be a struggle to connect in reality and make life long friendships! Mental health is of course affected by many things, but I am sure that this cannot help.
I found peace of mind when I realised that the grass isn’t always greener and that you have to water what you have. It isn’t always the answer for everybody to quit their job and become an entrepreneur just because somebody else they know did. Sometimes it’s about making what you do have work for you.
How many people do you actually know that can spend their Monday sitting on their bed with a latte and a laptop or spending the entire day in a coffee shop? If you can, then honestly that is fantastic and I would never discourage anybody from following their dreams! However, I feel a lot of people my age are putting themselves under so much pressure and are constantly feeling like failures just because they don’t live a particular lifestyle. It can be very easy to forget that what you are viewing is controlled online content, not the ins and outs of somebodies life, not the nitty gritty bits.
Unfortunately I haven’t been blogging as much as I would like recently, I find it hard sometimes to make time for everything. Again, this is because we all live a life that needs attending to. Our mental wellbeing, our financial situations require work, our relationships are important and should not be neglected, these are all things that we have to take care of.
So I thought I would just post this as a refreshing reminder that life is real for everyone, it’s not just all bout that glitz and glam. If you find yourself struggling with mental health issues, know that you are not alone and that there are many people that are going through similar things. Don’t be too hard on yourself and don’t be afraid to seek advice because you deserve your happiness!