These sage pieces of advice or mātauranga are from people who’ve “been there, done that” – people who have lived and are successfully managing their way through mental distress and trauma.
“Let yourself feel sad about the fact you’ve have had to postpone some stuff. Anchor into the word “postpone”, meaning it will still happen, but later.”
“Be honest with others if you’re struggling, rather than just deflecting their enquiry with a stock answer like 'fine.'”
“The hard times pass... the feelings pass... new growth is just around the corner.”
Hurihia tō aroaro ki te rā, tukuna tō ātārangi kia taka ki muri i a koe
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.