Hey, guys. Long time no chat. If any of you have noticed that I completely fell off the grid during the last few weeks/months, it’s because I have. I’ll talk more about my experience sometime soon, but, in short, I was hit with a massive wave of anxiety (what feels like) out of where.
In this unexpected bout, I’ve been dealing with spurts of insomnia and even depression. What made it worse was beating myself up and constantly thinking: Where did this come from? This isn’t who I am. You have no reason to feel this way. Etc, etc. I found myself reading articles like this which were super helpful, and ultimately, having discussions with best friends and reconnecting with estranged friends over the same issues I had no idea they were also experiencing.
It’s been a huge eye-opener in realizing that mental health struggles seem foreign until, boom, you’re experiencing them too. Depression is permeating through our culture in ways that are hard to fathom and it’s impossible to not talk about it — even on a boughie red carpet. Needless to say, it was perfect timing briefly catching up with actress Logan Browning recently. Logan read my mind bringing up the issue and even talked about things she’s incorporated into her daily life to help her cope and stay healthy and her words really stuck with me. Anyone reading/listening: You are so not alone. Listen below:
Even though it was brief, I LOVED our conversation and was moved by the input she had to offer. I even took her up on her advice and bought an alarm clock (this v. chic Target one, might I add), because the idea of continuing to wake up to a cell phone every day was just gross as hell. Since talking to Logan, and even quite some time before, I’ve cut down my social media use by a MAJOR amount, have been journaling daily, spending time with family, cutting out toxic shit, meditating/yoga-ing/doing what feels good, and putting that alarm clock to use. It may sound cliche, but I can tell you I’m already feeling much clearer, in control, healthier, happier.
Let me know what you think in the comments and if there are any other issues around mental health you’d like me to bring to celebrities in the coming weeks. MUCH, much love.