Progress Requires Work

Life is hard. Life is even harder when you have a mental disorder that requires the majority of your attention. There is nothing more depressing than feeling as if your life is spiraling out of control.

People will label you as weak, victim, or absent from society when you began to take control of your mental health. Naturally, they will not see the progress you are making as you tell your story. I’m seeing and feeling the effects of the changes I am making in my life. I’ve had to disconnect from family members as well as people I considered my closest friends during this process. While I was hurt by the changes I had to make in my life, I found that it was best for me at this point in my life.

I’ve worked very hard to change my way of thinking about myself. I’m proud of what I continue to address daily. Determining where the negative thought came from has been painful for me. At some point, I know I will have to face the person(s) behind that thought. I’m not ready for that stage. But when I get there, I know I will be prepared. Why? How? Because of the work, I’m doing now.

Until next time,

Trust in yourself concerning yourself. You usually know what you’re doing!

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