Why It's Okay To Take Mental Breaks

With the rise of Mental Health awareness...especially in Millennials. I always tell myself whenever I am feeling what I call a 'mood' coming on. I tend to disconnect. I now know that isn't the best thing to do. My 'moods' normally only last a few hours to up to a day where I don't want to talk to anyone, see anyone or do anything ( like get out of bed ). I know alot of friends of mine suffer depression like I do and everyone has their own way of dealing with it but we all have our moments where society breaks us and expects us to live up to the standards our parents, grandparents and ancestors fucked up for us. I am not saying that everything is bad...I am just saying that the high expectations need to stop.

I don't want to be forced into having children because I am getting older and you already had 3 kids at my age. I don't want to be forced into marriage because society says when you date a guy for however long and live together then it's only natural. I don't have to buy a house. I am perfectly content in an apartment or a condo...maybe even a loft. I am working on getting another car but why am I being given a time limit on everything. The economy isn't as happy go sunshine and rainbows anymore and everything is raising in prices besides a paycheck. When you have to rely on roommates in order to just scrape together buying food. Where you will be paying student loans off until you basically pass away.

Okay at this moment I think that I am beginning to rant. The reason I was writing this post was because I wanted to share about my mental health and why I take breaks from society to unwind and pick myself back up. I think my trigger started around the weekend and proceeded to bite me in the ass everyday until yesterday ( May 30th ). I decided to force myself to leave my apartment and walk around the city. I did a little shopping, grabbed some coffee and enjoyed the weather ( even though it randomly started raining ). I think the fresh air and music definitely put me in a better mood and I even woke up this morning with a smile on my face.

What I want to say is that Mental Health is a real thing and if you feel like you are struggling then reach out to someone to help you. Whether it's a friend, coworker or a stranger. Talking to someone will help you. I am thankful I have someone to talk to whenever I get into my 'moods'.