There’s A LOT of talk about mental health, and that’s great. But like any trend, it tends to swing too far at some point.
It’s starting to get common for people to take “mental health days” anytime they’re sad or don’t feel like doing something.
Well toughen up bitch.
Being sad sometimes is normal.
Being tired sometimes is normal.
Being anxious sometimes is normal.
These are not mental disorders. There are normal, everyday, human feelings.
If you just tell yourself whilst feeling sad, “this is a pretty normal human emotion. It’s usually temporary. It can almost always be solved by hanging out with loved ones, getting some exercise, or taking a walk outside.” You will then be able to bear this emotion like a big boy or girl.
A story in my mind that sticks out:
Someone once asked Arnold Schwarzenegger whilst he was going through a nasty divorce, and a cheating scandal, and other political stuff how he was holding up. And he replied, “Well it’s better than being in the coal mines in Austria.”