TAKE HOME MESSAGE: In your darkest times you still have value to share with the world, stay here with us. If you didn’t know, I actively manage clinical depression and anxiety. For me it’s like diabetes, I treat it by managing my lifestyle - but sometimes it makes me unwell if I don’t stay vigilant. (You’ll notice I say NO often to many people)
Here are some links that I refer to in this video today:
This video was my most popular video ever at over 150,000 views. It was also a heading toward me falling ill with clinical depression. As in....I was struggling to physically function every day for months...so ill : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=162210734213426 In the video link above you can hear it in my voice, where it quivers - that's when I'm struggling. You can see it in my eyes and face. I probably collapsed in to bed for hours after the video. I had a friend who saw it all and supported me x.
AGAIN TAKE HOME MESSAGE: In your darkest times you still have value to share with the world, stay here with us. For years, every video I've made or shared on this page, has probably had a struggle (mental, physical, spiritual) going on in the background, to the pits. I just did one thing that I'm good at each day to share with as many people as possible. Be you, share that one thing you are good at with the world. It might be your smile, it might be just that you get up and have a cup of tea, or make the kids lunches. Do that, on repeat for as long as it takes to find more moments of 'Ok' in the day. It takes time. While you take that time, which could be months or years - you are entitled to doctor's help, financial help from WINZ and your Kiwisaver if you are unable to work and your bills are mounting up. http://hardship.indigify.co