Wrestle in london's blog

Progress and finding my feet again

I just thought I’d put this out there as a way to make it a bit more real, more concrete.
I have struggled with my mental health in the past, particularly anxiety, and had a serious illness a few years ago. I’ve gone through dry patches on here where I haven’t met anyone for months on end, let some people down (something I’m really not proud of) and sometimes thought about jacking it all in.
As of now I’m so pleased I didn’t. I’m starting to slowly get back into it and have thoroughly enjoyed my last two matches. I’ve come to realise that not only do I really enjoy wrestling, but I’m actually not too shabby at it. I’m stronger than I look, I’m REALLY stubborn about submitting and I have a few surprises up my sleeve. I’m finally acknowledging that the recommendations people have written ARE actually about me! This is not meant to sound boastful or arrogant, it’s about me starting to appreciate myself more.
My new mantra is:
“Stop overthinking and taking it so seriously, just have fun - you love to wrestle, DO IT!”

Last edited on 10/07/2018 7:59 PM by Wrestle in london

Comments (5)

SubsGuy82 (28 bronze) 10/06/2018 10:36 AM

We gotta rumble soon man 👍🏻


Wrestle in london (16) 10/06/2018 10:39 AM

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Yes, for sure!


Squashlad (271 platinum) 10/06/2018 11:16 AM

Hurray! That's the story.


ShockR (61 platinum) 10/06/2018 2:03 PM

Good man, that’s the spirit! Yes, do it


justsomeguy (1) 10/06/2018 8:31 PM

I hear ya, dude!
I my background is similar. I have struggled with depression all of my life. I took up wrestling to battle some demons. It is helping me a lot.
Hang in there and don't give up!