At the very moment that I am writing this it is 3:00am. I was laying on my bed trying to sleep--- okay more like binge watching You tube. That’s when the idea of SECLUSION creeped into my head.
As fighters of mental health, we lock ourselves inside our house or bedroom and avoid/say no to every invitation we get from friends or family. We are so overwhelmed and drained by the painful thoughts that run through our head as it overtakes our body.
I am mentioning this because that used to be me and I am sure it is happening to a lot of you.
The worst thing you can do during this journey is seclude yourself. You are giving your mind and body permission to sink into this deep pit of depression, discouragement, unworthiness, and fear. DON’T GIVE YOUR MIND AND BODY THAT CHANCE. Instead feed yourself the company of friends that lift up your spirits. I am not saying to go to a party with your whole senior class… but let’s take baby steps.
Who is that one person that pops in your mind when you think about great conversations at a coffee shop?
How about that that friend that would go window shopping with you at the mall and try on ridiculous combinations of clothes?
Let’s not forget that same person would not mind taking endless selfies with you at the food court line.
Got that person in mind? GREAT! Now make that phone call, make a plan for the day and now you have something to look forward to. The only thing left is to get yourself out of bed and pamper that beautiful body that God has blessed you with. Seclusion is a fighters Worse Enemy. We need people in our lives to help us get through this crazy rollercoaster of a world.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” Hebrews 10:24-25
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