A letter to future you
Dear future me,
Don’t dwell on the past. Enjoy the things you have that are important to you. Make time for people who matter; accept that quality over quantity is the rule for friends.
As a present me, I can say that what if thoughts are like a prison. OCD makes everything feel like it needs fixing, but thoughts aren’t always there to be changed. Let things go.
Look after your mind and your body. As time passes know that your body has handled a lot, and it needs looking after a bit more carefully than others’.
Do positive things. Draw, sing, read… Be brave about your mental illnesses in terms of honesty and sharing, but try to define yourself less by your medical labels than you have in the past.
Most importantly, don’t give up. Be the best you can be.