Words of wisdom and shared knowledge can often refocus our attention on taking care of our emotional well-being. No matter what we’re working through or looking to heal from, sometimes we might need a little help or motivation.
We’re very fortunate that so many people have gifted us their life experiences, education, activism and kindness. The words they have chosen to share with the world can be a source of encouragement and guidance that sees us through some of our own challenges.
Here are 5 quotes that might help remind you to take care of your emotional health …
None of us is perfect. We all need to grow and work towards positive change in our lives, but as we do this — in order to thrive as we develop — love shouldn’t be dependent on our successes or restricted to certain milestones. Love is not a reward, it’s a movement that we’re actively a part of. It’s reciprocity that stands as firm at our worst — our most raw — as it does at our best.
If we begin to evolve and heal from a place of understanding and empathy — that’s rooted in a willingness to learn and acknowledge what we need to do in order to flourish — then we can tackle anything that helps us build something better. We must be able to have an open and honest dialogue with ourselves and with the important people in our lives.
Sometimes just speaking about what is causing us pain is the simplest way we can lessen its power. Keep communicating, don’t be silenced, don’t let what burdens you trick you into thinking you should remain quiet. Keep talking, keep being honest and truthful about what you need so that you are heard and can feel lighter with every breath.
Never let someone else tell you who they think you should be or what value it is that you have. Hold your space, own your voice and recognize what you’ve overcome to get to where you are now. Don’t be afraid to show people that you know who you are.
Occasionally in life we will stumble and fall, we may even lose our way for a time. There will be moments where we need to pick ourselves up and start over again or where we question the validity of our purpose and path. In any of these situations, it’s important that we remind ourselves that we can be our own reason why. Remind yourself that you are enough.
Emotional & Psychological Trauma – Help Guide
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support