Having the ability to address your feelings does. Accepting accountability does. Cutting out negative behaviors and people do. Recognizing your mental health is a priority does. Time made me realize that wounds can become worse if I'm not proactive. Be proud of everything you have accomplished no matter how small. Time taught me that life … Continue reading Time does not heal
We enter a new year today. Many did not make it to see this day. Many are still struggling to make it to the next. I hope you keep fighting. I hope you find the strength to lean on what keeps you going. I hope those that didn't see today are at peace. Happy New … Continue reading Happy New Year
Sometimes you have a plan and life says "let's try something else." Some things I wished for, in hindsight, I'm glad they never came to fruition. For years, I shamed myself for dropping out of graduate school. Mentally and physically, I was spiraling downward. I couldn't imagine where I would be if I continued to … Continue reading Falling isn’t failing
This mostly goes for myself, especially with self-talk and rumination associated with anxiety. When I learned how to set boundaries for myself and not overthink, I'm more productive with myself and also being there for others. For me to constantly go over this in my head, at times, leaves me "stuck" causing more issues. I've … Continue reading Without explanation
I posted this around this time last year. Reminder that your mental health is important. Do what you can to maintain it and do not feel guilty if you need space. Your first obligation will always be to yourself.
I've always felt like I needed to be there for people even when it sometimes was at my own expense. I've learned over the years how detrimental this can be to even someone without an mental illness. Learning to say "no" or accept that other's decisions are not for me to control helped me accept … Continue reading Savior
Dealing with a mental illness can make you distrust your own thoughts and others as well. You may have tried to express yourself in the past and were shut down. This is why it is so important to find your voice. You have a say in your treatment so it is important to have this … Continue reading Find your voice