Finding Your Strength
Keep looking forward…don’t look back
— Young Adult
Everyone experiences bumps in the road now and again. Living with a mental health condition can make life particularly hard at times. Although recovery is certainly possible for nearly everyone, even in recovery, you may not always feel your very best. It’s important to maintain your sense of self, to focus on your strengths and find something meaningful to live for.
There are likely times when you will feel down, frustrated, disempowered, hopeless or sad. This is okay—just remember that each time you have a setback, you also have the knowledge gained from past experiences and various skills and strategies, to help you feel stronger and to give you hope that how you feel will pass.
Although you may not always be able to control how your head is working on a particular day, you can certainly control the steps you can take to feel better about yourself and life during the good times and the bad.
Check out some of these tips shared by young adults on their strategies for finding their “inner strength” on difficult days.
Always remember that we can all find our inner strength and together there is no limit to what we can achieve!