As someone who deals extensively with depression and anxiety on a daily basis, constantly being around people can be a really big hindrance to my recovery.
It’s incredibly draining to always be around that much stressed out, negative energy.
On this #SelfCareSunday, I’m sharing with you an adventure I took yesterday and how being out in my element really helps to recharge my batteries so I can better cope with life when I get back into the city.
I truly believe that when you’re struggling with Mental Illness, it is SO. IMPORTANT. to find something that brings you joy, calm, and happiness – and spend as MUCH time as possible within that element. It’s necessarily for survival.
This survival element for me is nature photography and mountain climbing. They easily go hand-in-hand, and I get a great deal of joy out of them both. It’s nice to be out in the middle of nowhere, with just the sounds of nature – no background noise of honking vehicles and constant voices. Just me, my own thoughts, the creaking of the trees, and the gusting of the wind. It’s a great platform to clear my headspace and let go of the pent up stress and negativity that I end up carrying.
Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada