Always remember this - you ARE valid and YOU do matter 💞

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Photos capture so many memories in just one still image. Take as many as you can, as often as you can and store them however you can. One day you'll look back and they'll make you smile so much. 😍

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Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Follow @mikemeetslife ✌️❤️

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#SelfCare is super #important. Not only does it ensure you work to #LookAfterYourself, it also ensures you can #help other #people look after themselves too. It isn't selfish to #care for yourself, it's necessary. #quotestoliveby #quotes #motivationalquotes #mikemeetslife

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Always here to talk! It's okay not to be okay. Talk to someone. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek

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Self care is so important. Self care is giving the world the best of you, instead of giving the what's left of you. Don't ever feel guilty for doing what's right for you. #selfcare #lookafteryourself #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

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Choose life, choose what makes you happy and do those things. Don't wait, don't leave it long enough that one day you look back and say "I wish I did that differently" #choices #life #choselife #worktolive #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

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It's ok to have tough days. Everyone has them. It's okay to feel completely shit and just want to crawl into bed and stay there. It's normal. But how you move forward is what is important. Relax, a good night's sleep and start fresh tomorrow. Be the best version of yourself that you can be. _ #days #roughdays #toughdays #harddays #sad #cry #getthroughit #getthroughtheweek #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

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Acts of kindness cost nothing but bring the biggest rewards. _ #KindnessIsContagious #kindnessnevergoesoutofstyle #kindnesseveryday #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #friday #fridayfeeling #mikemeetslife #laugh #laughoften

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Life is precious. Don't make too many plans. Be spontaneous. Spend your hard earned money making memories. You can't take it with you. When you are gone, memories are all those around you are left with. #liveyourlife #behappy #life #precious #time #valuable #memories #makememories #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

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Allow yourself to be upset, to cry, to be angry or feel low. Show your real emotions, express how you feel, how you truly feel and own it. There is nothing wrong with having a bad day, or even a bad week! There is nothing wrong with being you, with feeling vulnerable, with feeling emotional. It's human and normal. You are tough, strong and resilient - but don't act like everything is okay and you're the toughest person in the world because even the toughest people break; it doesn't make you less of a person. It's OK to not be OK. Self-care is so important ❤️✌️ _ #itsokaynottobeokay #itsoknottobeok #Depression #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthquotes #quotestomotivateyou #quotestoliveby #mikemeetslife

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Your life is your own, you will have your time to shine and only your journey is what should matter to you. Don't be dampened by other people's light. Use it to inspire and motivate. Because your time to shine will come. _ #shime #beyourself #lifequotes #quotestoliveby #motivationalquotes #mikemeetslife

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One day it just clicks. You realise what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realise how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that they’d never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become. _ #oneday #realisation #truth #journey #strength #anxiety #depresssion #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthquotes #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

07:48

Never doubt your worth and know that no one can define it for you. #worth #doubt #mikemeetslife #quotestoliveby

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🎉 Wahoo. Got home to an email telling me I've completely passed my Crisis Counselling course. I've scheduled my first 2 hour shift to help people in Crisis and I can't wait. It'll be tough I know but I'm so pleased I can give something back. The text number isn't fully released in the UK yet, only via a number of charities. Once it is fully released I'll share more details so hopefully more people will access the service if they are in crisis. #counselling #training #help #support

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Live your life with purpose. Focus on your achievements instead of your misfortunes. Always be yourself and never wait for someones approval. Be positive, honest, compassionate, honourable and humble. Count your blessings instead of your problems and you will realise how beautiful life is. _ #life #purpose #achievements #positive #positivevibes #positivequotes #lifequotes #behappy #happyquotes #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

08:48

A friend recently told me that they'd been "told about my blog". I was positively curious, so I asked more. They said they were told by someone we mutually knew a few years ago, who told them to "check it out..." And laughed. It transpires that they thought my page was laughable. That it was in some way a joke. That because it was me (someone they knew) they could mock it and me. This page was set up to share my story of depression, anxiety and bullying. It was set up to help others, to hopefully motivate others, to raise awareness about these issues. I took a brave and bold decision to do this, publically, and share this with the people I know. Because I was putting some of my most personal life experiences out in the open. But I'd do it again because I believe raising awareness and sharing stories is the key to help, support and showing people that it's "ok to talk". Somehow, I know of a lot of people. Many of them don't follow my page, but have all been invited. Some chose to follow other popular similar pages, which share quotes and motivatational posts and happily share the content on their own social platforms - that's fine, this isn't a competition. And some do follow, share, interact with my page - which only helps spread my story and general awareness. I continue to do this, despite the mockery, because it is important to me. Deeply important. And I won't stop because of a minority. I've had messages from people saying thank you. I've had messages from people sharing their story. I've had people saying that some of my posts have inspired and motivated them and given them a fresh outlook. High priase indeed. Amongst my regular posts, I've written some blog posts:- Depression "Just Is": https://ift.tt/2NeySLU Say No to Bullying: https://ift.tt/2GzUj9W Build Confidence, Beat Bullying: https://ift.tt/2NgdA0t An Anxious Mind: https://ift.tt/2GyKwkb Nobody can put you down: https://ift.tt/2NhkjXQ

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Share this.post with as many people as you can. You don't know who's waiting for this, who needs this type of message, right now. If you are waiting for a sign to know someone out there cares, this is it. Please don't give up! _ #sign #dontgiveup #share #sharethelove #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #hereforyou #helpeachother #kindness #inittogether #askforhelp #depressionquote #depressionwillnotdefineme #DepressionAware #anxietyhelp #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthquotes #mikemeetslife

06:48

I've been accepted to become a crisis counsellor, where I complete 25hr training course before committing 200 hours (voluntarily) to crisis counselling, in which I'll help those at the darkest times of their lives and hopefully help them through it via the email/text service the organisation offers. I'm super proud and excited to get this started. _ #crisis #counselling #support #lifejourney #learning #challenge #mikemeetslife

18:48

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path. _ #storm #life #path #disrupt #silverlining #quotes #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou #mikemeetslife

13:48

Live each day in a way which will leave you feeling at peace with yourself. _ #peace #feeling #dailyquote #mikemeetslife #quotestoliveby #quotestomotivateyou

18:49

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place... and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain't about how hard you hit... It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward.

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