The SOVA Project is happy to feature this blog post written by one in our team of fantastic SOVA Ambassadors—these are young people who help create meaningful blog posts from adolescents’ perspectives. We hope you can use their post to start a conversation with your adolescent.
Today, I wanted to share a quote that really hit home and stuck with me during the “funk” that I have been in recently:
“I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to simply have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes and don’t give up on yourself. It’ll get better, until then, have a day.”
This quote just reminded me to keep going. It will get better, and until then, just take care of yourself, mentally and physically. Doing small things like wearing comfortable clothes can help get you through the day, and then take things one day at a time. Try not to get ahead of yourself and even if you are having a rough time, just have a day.
What are some of your favorite mental health quotes that you can relate to? What ways can you remind yourself to take one day at a time? How do you discuss this with your child? Does your child put too much pressure on themselves?