Hello, Followers and Fans of Life!!
You’ll remember that last week, I promised in the first of my Superblogger Wellbeing posts I would tell you all about how I keep my mental health in tip-top form through the secrets of my top-secret exclusive Mental Wellness Toolbox. And just like the very best anti-depressives, I’m not going to let you down.
Like everyone else, I have friends who feel really bad about themselves. Even major celebrities get sad sometimes. I myself personally was sad once for over a week, which gave me some really amazing insight into the whole world of depression.
I researched a lot online and came up with my own 5-step plan for mental wellness, helped of course by my loving friends and family, not to mention the love I get from you, my fans, which makes me feel so cherished and blessed, and which I appreciate so much I can’t even tell you. #loveyouguys #blessedblessedblessed
With all the love I get online, I felt it was so important for me to pay it forward and share what I learned to inspire other people, which as you know spun off into a whole new blog with 650,000 followers in two weeks.
Even Bloggers Get Sad
If I’m having on off-day, where I feel really anxious about how many followers I have, or how many followers someone else has, or how many likes I got on my latest Instagram post, or a hater calling me out for editing photos, or the whereabouts of the proof copy of that new book nobody else has, or the new Mulberry handbag I was absolutely sure I was being gifted yesterday but never turned up even though I waited for the courier all day long, I just take out what I call My Mental Health Toolbox, and get to work.
There are many ways of feeling well. Some people do it through meditation, or free writing, a three-week holiday in a rainforest, or a really, really long walk.
Sometimes I find that personally what really clears my mind is making sculptures of my enemies with papier-maché and then drowning them in the bath, slowly. I know it’s cray-cray, but I mean hey, #WhateverWorks, right?
But when it comes to crunch time, when I’m suffering from one of my many crippling anxiety attacks and I can’t go out the door; when all I can do is sit in my bedroom and blog to my millions of followers, what helps me most is baking super-tasty cookies and putting on a full face of makeup and my cosiest socks, curling up in my top-of-the-line Conran armchair with a really good book, followed by a really long walk with my Superceleb dog Blue.
Some of my friends have therapists, but I believe that the best person to listen to you, is You (or your dog, LOL! No matter how sad you get, a professional can’t make you feel as warm and fuzzy as a pair of really big socks and spending time with #BloggersBestFriend).
If all else fails, it is literally impossible to feel depressed if you do yoga in YSL sweats on the beach in Hawaii while the sun comes up.
Try it and feel your cares melt away, like ice in a triple kale yoghurt smoothie.
But if that optimum goal is a little out of your reach right now, I’ve got a special gift for you, best follower fan friends! And that gift is my own exclusive 5-step plan for instant happiness which can be deployed without any cost, repercussions, or damage to depressed people everywhere.
And now all that remains is for me to give it to you!
List: The Ultimate 5-Step Plan To Better Mental Health
- Don’t suffer in silence. Tell a friend. A friend is better than any therapist. If you don’t have friends, post what you’re feeling on Facebook and wait for the comments to roll in and make you feel better.
- If you’re feeling so awful you can’t even get out of bed, bake or cook something. It will warm both the stomach and the heart.
- Remember it’s okay to feel sad. Everyone feels sad sometimes, and literally loads of people online are sad most of the time.
- If you’re feeling sad because of how you look, my go-to is Instagram, for inspiration. Lots of people there will inspire you to look better.
- Always look for the silver lining, because the silver lining is always there. One day when I was feeling so bad about myself I was literally crying, I wrote a blog post about how awful I felt, and it was my biggest post ever – 1.5 million hits in 2 days. My bout of depression gained me a million new followers, and not only that – just days later, as a result of my depression posts, I had partnered with an exclusive wellness spa who offered me a 4-day rejuvenation package which cured all my ills!
List: The Very Best Hashtags for Curing Anxiety and Depression
And so, Fans of Happiness, that’s all for this week!! Tune in next week for more guides to better living!!