The story of Romeo and Juliet seems to be a common reference when we think of a ‘love story’. These star-crossed lovers have come to define much of how we view modern romance, as they are so ‘in love’ that they are unable to live without each other. We see all throughout literature and cinema the romanticised idea of finding ‘the one’, as if it were a person’s life’s work to find another person to complete them. We hear about ‘living happily ever after’ after finding this person, normalising the feeling of incompletion until this person is found. Once this person is found, it is then that our life begins and our happiness becomes contingent on the existence of that relationship.
Today is World Mental Health Day. Now in its 25th year, this day encourages people to talk about, destigmatize and prioritise mental health. And this year’s theme is workplace wellbeing.
This topic is something which is incredibly close to my heart and one of my core missions with Death By Lycra.
We all want to do well, step up, shine and be recognised for our efforts but what happens when work takes us to a place of overwhelm, burnout, anxiety, and even depression?