Initiative Update

My mental health always matters: I am Stronger than my Struggles

Marie Abanga
Posted February 16, 2021 from Cameroon
Dressing good to feel good lol

Do you believe in affirmations?

Do you know what you tell yourself matters a lot?

That what you let others tell you can lift you up or drag you down if you give it that power?

That you are tough and tough people out live those tough times?

That because your mental health is very important, you have to have tools in place for when the going is not so good?

I have had one struggle to the other for 3 or so weeks with intervals, and today I felt so bad when a social media troll used disrespectful language when writing to me in my dm. I quickly fired back by posting the screenshot on facebook and asking anyone who knew him to tell him he can't scare or stand me hahahahaha.

So dear sister, remind yourself of this as often as you need to. Work on your inner strength and your support circle...then show up and do what you have to do to get over and above that Struggle including dressing to feel good and dancing your annoyance out like I did today hurray.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

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Jill Langhus
Feb 17
Feb 17

Hello Marie,

I'm sorry to hear about your struggles as of late. I hope your situation improves. I do believe in affirmations, to answer your first question, but not when it becomes a chore. I recently left a whole bunch of them behind as it was feeling heavy and not enlightening at all. I've kept some, but I have to keep reminding myself that they have to uplift and the daily self care routines shouldn't feel heavy or like work, but that they should feel good and uplifting.

Take it easy over there:-)

Marie Abanga
Feb 20
Feb 20

Dear Jill,

Thank you. I don't have plenty affirmations and emmmm when I can't even say them until I cry a particular situation out, I do just that. Oh, struggles are always snuggling around but I just know I can push and pull my way through them. Taking time off for me too is part of the strategy. Thank you once again and all the best too

Jill Langhus
Feb 20
Feb 20

Hello there, again,

You're welcome. Well, that's one way to do it... I'm glad it works for you:-)

I'm glad to hear you're working through it.

Thanks. You, too.

Hello, Marie,

You're a strong woman. Thank you for always updating us with how you face challenges and it comes with a lesson to learn, too.

Marie Abanga
Feb 20
Feb 20

Dear Kaye,

It's always so warm to read from you. Thank you for the encouragement
Stay happy

rebecca.tang
Feb 18
Feb 18

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. Health (including both mental and physical) is precious to all of us.
Stay Safe and be strong!
May Almighty God bless you!

Marie Abanga
Feb 20
Feb 20

Dear Becky,

Thank you so much. I know I am stronger and always pull through.
All the best to you sis

Anum Shakeel
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hello Marie, With heavy heart I am reading and listening your story. You are a story of resilience. Best wishes for you dear sister

Marie Abanga
Feb 20
Feb 20

Dear Anum,
Thank you for reading a d listening.