I have trouble conceptualizing self-validation, and this was a lovely, weird little breakthrough.
I'm so excited to make this post because I FINALLY found a way to move forward in recovery.
There are lots of other reasons people (including me) struggle to be honest in therapy, and I tried to address some of them at the beginning of this article, but the majority of it is focused on advice for moving forward and being as honest as you can be.
The actual making of the thing is pretty simple, it's learning to pay attention to your moods, deciding which extra factors to track, and remembering to update it every single day that's the hard part.
I promise, when you're ready, you'll let go of the comforts of illness and take on the discomforts of getting better, of healing, of moving forward instead of running in place.
Recovery is really about working with your brain to create a healthier, happier life, but sometimes it can feel like people just want you to be "normal" again.
I'm excited to post my very first video for HealthyPlace.com! This one is about how to manage expectations when in recovery from mental illness.
I feel like my sick self is my "real" self, and that means any time I start to get better, I panic and self-sabotage.
I am so excited to announce my first real post on HealthyPlace.com: 4 Brain Hacks to Fight Executive Dysfunction.
Whatever emotion I’m feeling completely consumes my present, but it also traces my steps to color the past, and it reaches forward to shape my view of the future. I have absolutely no emotional object permanence.