Bell Let's Talk: Keep Fighting

Sierra is 3rd year Child and Youth Care student at Fanshawe College. She is currently doing her final placement at mindyourmind. She has always had a strong passion of working within the mental health field and helping anybody that she can. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, hiking, watching Netflix, and spending time with loved ones.

As Bell Let’s Talk day approaches I realize that everybody has problems in their life. There isn’t a single person on this planet that isn’t struggling with something in their life, myself included. We’re all battling something different in life. Some of us are battling a mental or physical illness. Others may be struggling with friendships and trying to find where they fit in. Some people may be struggling with an abusive relationship, parents, friends. Some of us may have more problems than others, but we all have problems, we can all relate about that. Sometimes, we just feel like giving up and feel that there’s no point in trying anymore. Sometimes we just want to spend the rest of our lives in bed and just stop life. We feel that there’s no point in continuing to fight the battle, no point in pushing through whatever battle we are facing in life, and I know, I feel that way sometimes too.

If you’re ever feeling this way, please read this list of reasons to keep fighting:

  • After shining all day, even the sun needs a break from her job & so do you. take a rest, go to sleep. you must always make time to take care of yourself, too.

  • If you don’t keep going forward, life will drag you backwards.

  • You deserve this, all the work you’ve put in so far, why let it be for nothing?

  • It is your right to be successful, don’t let the world take away that right you have.

  • Life never stops giving second changes.

  • There’s always something wonderful around the corner

  • You’re never fighting alone

  • There is always someone who loves you

  • Challenges make us stronger

  • You are an incredible person, with a lot of potential; so believe it

  • There’s no shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday

  • You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but don’t give up

  • You only live once, you might as well be a badass

  • You might have to fight a battle more than once to win it

  • It doesn’t matter how this looks to other people. If this is something that you’ve got to do, then do it

  • It will be challenging, but it will be worth it

  • It’s okay to relapse, as long as you keep fighting

  • You will have good days and bad days, but the bad days will get fewer

  • Your problems won’t magically go away, but they will become manageable

  • You might not feel different at first, but when you are done you will be happier, healthier, and stronger

  • Realize that it’s a slow process, but quitting won’t make it any faster

  • The view at the top is beautiful

Thanks for reading.

- Sierra.


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