This is me in 2010 running the Race for Life. I was having a rough year with my mental health but found some encouragement in taking up some fitness active hobbies.
I was able to rebuild my confidence and slowly get off the medication I was prescribed. I managed to keep up my CV and some income from work. I developed friendships and interests again. This is one of the best months in my adult life for mental health wellness.
Well done to me back then for having a go at something during a year when I got unwell and pretty much everything in my life crumbled away from me.
- You deserve to have a life which is happier and stronger
- Its a lot easier to talk about mental health these days
- Some of the closest friends I have in my life now are one or two people I met along the way who were willing to stick with me during some ups and downs.
Now health and recovery is still an interest and I am usually easily persuaded to try a new way of measuring, monitoring and improving physical health as well as psychological well being. 🙂