Posted in Mental Health, Personal Posts

Mental Health: Acknowledging My Progress!

To say that my mental health has been a rollercoaster would be the understatement of the year.
It is very important to acknowledge any progress that you make, so I’ll share something that was pointed out to me.
I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise!

Let me tell you a story about something that triggered my mental health.
I’d had barely any sleep the night before, Ben had borrowed my PlayStation to play something, so it was plugged into his TV.

Ben lives in a studio flat, so we have a sofa bed by the TV.
I’d woken up early hours, as I normally do and I’m not sure how it happened exactly, I can’t see in the dark, I just noticed that I’d snapped the pieces that hold the cable in the controller and it was my only lead for that system.
The DualShock 4 has an awful battery life, so once it lost its charge, the controller would be useless.

I broke down, I cried to the point it woke Ben up. He told me that it was okay and I’m not the first person to do something like that, but I just felt stupid, I felt worthless.
I decided to tweet about it, then I followed that tweet up with something along the lines of I can replace it and it wasn’t that big of a deal, I’m just mentally ill, which is true.
The lovely Heather of Just Geeking By pointed out how good it was that I noticed it wasn’t a big deal.
That really cheered me up and I had this overwhelming sense of proudness.

I ended up replacing the lead, I bought a cheap one for £1. I look back at it now and giggle a little, but that’s mental health for you.
There is no rhyme or reason for what can set it off.
I am very grateful for that hindsight now.

What progress have you made?
What are you proud of yourself for?
Brag away, I’d love to hear it!

Photo by Cristian Dina on

Thank you for your time, I appreciate you being here!

Stay safe & stay hydrated!


I'm Stacey and I'm 30 years old. I write about life, mental health, video games & everything in between!

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