The Importance of Mental Health Awareness
This blog post discusses the importance of being authentic on social media and talking more openly about mental health. It shares the author's experience of breaking out of a few day low and how they overcame it through journaling.
Husband | #1 dad | Fitness Health Habits | Winning one day at a time | Love building others up, let’s all win! | Jeremiah 29:11
I’ve tweeted 139,000 times over the last 4 years.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
99% have been positive, uplifting & sharing wins.
But it’s important to remain authentic.
I think it’s critical we don’t paint a “perfect” picture on SM.
I also want to open the discussion to talk more on mental health.
Yesterday I broke out of a few day LOW.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I had no reason to feel down.
Life’s pretty incredible right now.
But I couldn’t shake this cloud over my head.
Anxiety was creeping in.
Here’s what I journaled & I pray it helps someone struggling today.
Grateful mine has lifted now.
I FEEL so LOW energy.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
It’s been a constant struggle.
Some seasons of life are like this.
Feel constant attacks by the enemy.
My patience is razor thin & what normally comes easy & fun has been a constant grind.
The gym seems daunting.
Writing gratitude has been a struggle.
I don't FEEL God close in praise music & life feels DULL.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
It’s like I'm a passenger looking down & almost can't FEEL things.
I go on extreme highs 3-4x a year & this LOW usually follows a couple days after.
I believe King David from the Bible also experienced similar to this.
Thoughts:— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
1) We ALL have mental health stuff.
I'm like a happy dog wagging its tail smiling most of my life, but I do struggle HARD at times.
We all do.
It's good & OK to acknowledge this.
I share with my wife & ask for extra help, extra time to JUST BE.
I talk to close…
2) I still do the right things.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I FIGHT hard.
Anyone can win & do the right things when it's easy.
Even LOSERS WIN when it's going well.
What happens when we get knocked down?
When we don't feel Gods presence?
Do we turn to porn, gluttony escapism?
Or do we say IN THE… pic.twitter.com/zBBYg4M0xq
3) I decide to push myself physically even tho it’s the last thing I FEEL like doing.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I get everyone’s version of self care is different, but I’ve been experiencing HIGHS & LOWS since I was young.
Sitting around, eating garbage food, escaping is what I FEEL like doing.
These lows used to last for weeks.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I would get in terrible ruts.
My anxiety would be through the roof.
I was even medicated for this at one point many years ago.
What has worked FOR ME, is VIGOROUS EXERCISE & POSITIVE INPUTS.
Lots of walks & get outdoors as much as possible.
4) Win the next minute.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
It feels daunting in LOWS to do anything.
To-do lists can feel overwhelming.
•Break down your day into small manageable pieces.
•My dad always says WIN THE NEXT MINUTE.
•Shift perspective from the ENTIRE STAIRCASE to the NEXT STEP.
There’s a stigma around mental health & undoubtably some “alpha” dude will reply I’m a panzy & just need to suck it up.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
But when you feel so LOW it’s not a choice.
No one wishes to feel that way.
The POWER comes from ACTION tho.
Life will hit you.
Some people lay there…
Everything in LIFE WORKS FOR me.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.
My mind is a garden of peace & the Spirit of God flows through me.
OVER & OVER until I believe it.
Life’s not supposed to be all easy.
I share mostly wins because that’s what I CHOOSE to focus on,
If you’re ever struggling, feel like you’re in a rut or can’t break free,— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
•Get in community.
•Make yourself move.
•Win the next minute.
•Only positive inputs & music.
•Avoid traps & toxic patterns your mind will try & take you.
•Know it’s a season & it’ll pass.
“The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
They will come at you from ONE direction but flee from you in SEVEN.”
The battle is won.
I am going to conquer this day & I pray you do too! 🙏
Thanks for reading.— Tyler Todt (@tyromper) June 29, 2023
I truly believe the way we change the world is for you to be the BEST version of you & me to the same.
Let’s all keep growing, learning & encouraging together.
Here’s a FREE video I made on breaking out of ruts.