• James Hatton

The Limbo Month


Limbo;
Meaning; an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.

See, life certainly feels like that at this moment in time, and as with previous months. Life just seems to remain in a state of uncertainty. The world stopped.

It weirdly somewhat paused.


Was it to breathe?


Was it for the better of good, or even bad?


Who knows?


And thing is everyone will have their own little tale to tell or interpretation of 2020. The year the world stood still and anything and everything that couldn’t seem to happen, well… happened. And, with all things, it of course will have taken its toll on many.


Everyone of us will have seen, felt, or responded to 2020 in a different manner, and that’s all ok. It’s still one hell of a ride. And we’re still going. So, where does this leave us mental health wise. The truth is there’s no real, way to 100% push through in one way or manner. Everyone will be dealing with their own demons or dark days in their own best way possible. And that’s one of the greatest things to have come from these uncertain days. Through those Limbo days is then and only then that many find what works for them. What truly makes them happy. What turns a sad day into a somewhat great day? What turns ironically that frown upside down. (Yes, I went there…) See for some, it now and only now they’ve realised it’s;


Those walks in the park,

The podcasts that make them smile,

The music or songs that bring back happy memories,

The videogames they’ve managed to finish.

The book they never got to read, got read.

Or old friends who they thought had lost touch managed to speak once more.


All these and so much more.


In these Limbo or uncertain times. Have taught each every one of us, in short what truly matters. The simple moments and simple things are what can, and will make us happy. So, remember There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have or has had mental health issue, whether it be depression, anxiety, or how to cope in relationships, and it is not an embarrassment. And every person can benefit simply by just talking to somebody. You know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, a lot of people look at negative things the things they did wrong, and which I do sometimes. But I like to stress on the things I did right. Because there are certain things, and of course uncertain times that I like to look at from a positive standpoint, it helps positive reinforcement. Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.


So, don’t let your struggle become your identity instead think knowing your darkness can sometimes be the best method in aiding / helping other people.

So, stay strong.

Bad days come,

Limbo can suck. But greater days await.

Keep a smile there. And you do you, that’s the best way to be...