A pancake day post, that isn’t about pancakes, but it is about flipping.
Flipping men to talk more about their mental health.
Flipping women to talk more about their mental health.
Just flipping flipping them (do you remember when flipping used to be a swear word).
I think we’re at tipping point now. I really believe that. I told my counsellor that in today’s session. More and more people are recognising the need to talk. More and more people are opening up and seeing the benefits that it can bring.
Accepting your authentic self is critical. Being that person, with all your imperfections is critical. You’ve got to love yourself first, you’ve got to accept yourself first, totally accept yourself.
Once you do that you start to feel that ember inside you that your self esteem and self confidence has become start burning a bit brighter.
And you can start adding fuel to that fire by talking. Just talking. It’s not hard to talk, it’s hard to be brave to talk, but you have to be brave to start to accept yourself.
Find that person to talk to. Sign up to that counsellor.
As the Bee Gees said (kind of) "It's only words, And words are all you have, to mend your head today"
Do it now. Reach out.
Lean on a friend / partner. If they’re a proper friend / partner they’ll be there for you.
Just one step.
And on this Valentines Day make sure you keep some love for yourself too, I'm sending myself this card, sorry about the swear.
Mr Paul Wyse