10 days ago
• I have been contemplating this for a while, as I hate talking. But this is for me. • For years now, I have suffered in relative silence with the way I look and feel about myself. Friends and family probably have no idea I’ve really been struggling with the mental side of appearance and confidence so this may well come as some surprise. But in today’s society, the ‘norm’ it seems of guys my age is to have those big arms, the rippling abs, the slick-back pristine hairstyles or the ridiculous chat. You see it on TV, Social Media & in everyday life (my kryptonite is the gym)! Because of this, I have doubted myself and battled against inner demons that tell me I’m slim, I’m not tall enough, got a bloody receding hairline at 25 (what’s that about). But, I’m finally getting there - even though I still have those days. I am starting to see myself in the mirror as people see me, starting to believe people a little more when they give me a compliment. The hardest part is talking, and if you know me, you sure well know I am not a talker when it comes to true feelings, I shy away and bottle all my emotions up and have done this for a very long time. But with the help of my closest mates, and some very special people, I can definitely say I am on the right track to feeling happy about myself. • With mental health being such a big topic nowadays, I wanted to share and show you it really can be anyone that is suffering. Just reach out to them, drop them a message, go for a drink or food, don’t neglect your friends and family. They’re the ones who will always support you when you need them most. And if any of my friends or family are struggling, talk to me! I’m a terrible talker but a bloody incredible listener.