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Be proud while healing

Yesterday I wrote about remembering to celebrate how far we've come while we're doing the work.
Even though we're not "there" yet.
I think it's important that we take time to appreciate where we are.
And, equally important, where we're no longer at.
I am realizing there are so many, many steps on the way to the goal; "healed".
The healing journey is winding and long.
And we need to take time to be proud and celebrate on the way.
It also helps to keep the momentum.
And the motivation.
To see what we've accomplished.
Not only focusing on all we need to do still.
Because we've come a far, far way.
We've done so very well.
And there are many reasons to be proud.
To celebrate.
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Reminder for the week

It's hard work!
Healing.
And striving and improving.
I talked with a mental health professional the other day.
And told her, I am in therapy 1-2 times per week.
She said: "Wow, that sounds like really hard work!".
And you know what?
It is!
I have people around me who belittle what I am doing for my mental health.
And that really hurts.
Because I feel like I am doing a lot.
And I don't want to feel guilty for needing rest even though I am not working a 9-5.
I am working a kind of 24/7.
And therefore I need my rest.
And so do you!
We do such important work.
And we get to rest.
We also get to celebrate how far we've come!!
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We made it!! Wanna share a win?

Phew!!
Made it.
It took some doing and it wasn't easy.
But I made it.
And so did you!
However you got through; you got through!
And I am so proud of you.
Today I have an extra win:
I get to celebrate 41 years of living and being🥳
And each year I learn more about myself, what I need and how I best can work with my mental health.
I am going to start us off in the comments with a shared win.
You are most welcome to join to give yourself a much deserved pat on the back.
We do our best and we do so very, very much under some truly trying circumstances.
Good for you!!
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More enough-ness

As a spoonie what I can do in a day has drastically changed compared to "before".
Even more frustrating; it also changes from day to day.
So this is a much needed reminder for an perfectionist like me:
Your best is good enough whatever that may look for you today.
And it also goes hand in hand with my post from yesterday about being enough.
I guess I am still working on accepting how different my "now" looks compared to my "before".
And I sometimes still get caught up in my previous standards for what enough is.
But I am also trying to remember that these standards actually resulted in me burning out.
They were NOT healthy!
So maybe it's okay to do things different now?
And settling into a new standard of adequacy.
I think that's the focus for today as I prepare to take my nap;)
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You are more than enough!!

I am feeling frazzled.
Also feeling on edge, high strung and anxious.
And it tends to make me feel like I'm not enough.
That I am wrong and less than...
But I don't wish to feel that way.
Because it hurts me even more.
It's like it adds insult to injury.
Like I am being kicked while already being down.
So this is a much needed reminder:
I AM ENOUGH!
And I do enough.
I am actually doing as well as I can under some truly hard circumstances.
And - just in case you haven't heard it lately - so are you!!
Plus: you are so, so, so enough!
You are actually more than enough.
And I am proud of you.
Just wanted to let you know that.
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A kind weekly reminder

I find this so challenging to remember.
I have a very anxious and apprehensive default mode.
Actually due to a personality disorder...
And I easily get caught up in worry and doom and gloom.
On top of this my depression morphs my experiences so everything seems more hopeless and worse than it is.
Not a good combination for thriving.
And I am very caught up in that right now.
So I needed the kind reminder that good things are also up ahead.
That everything isn't as bad as it may seem.
Maybe there can even be some good.
Some glimmers amongst all the triggers.
I sure hope so.
I wish you the best week possible - with LOADS of good things!!
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We made it! Wanna share a win?

We made it another week!
And however you got through; you got through.
I've had a very eventful week.
And I have some MAJOR changes and challenges in the horizon.
I want to thank you all for your support.
I feel more confident that I can get through everything having you all in my life.
And I want to say that I appreciate you A LOT!
And I also appreciate having some wins this week.
Do you want to take a moment and reflect on a win?
Or maybe a glimmer or some gratitude?
Share with us in the comments - if you'd like:)
As always; I'll get us started.
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Yes, change can be growth

So, I am wired and struggling mentally.
There are a lot of changes going on right now.
And change STRESSES ME OUT!
I am trying to handle it all by going slowly.
But it's still a lot happening in a short time span.
I think that change is a challenge for many sensitives.
And I am definitely sensitive.
I am trying to remind myself that I actually want and wish for some of these changes...
Also trying to remember that these changes can - and hopefully will - lead to good things for me.
But it doesn't make it much easier to be in.
And I am coming to the conclusion that I need to validate my discomfort and anxiety.
I need to be kind to myself and not make myself wrong or broken for experiencing negative reactions to change.
No, I am not an easy going person.
I am actually quite high strung...
But that doesn't make me wrong.
It "just" means I'll have to take this into consideration as I face these changes.
And practice being kind and gentle with myself and my feelings.
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Pingu asks a good question

"What if I can include myself in my circle of compassion?"
Made me think.
I want to do that.
Wouldn't it be nice?
To be compassionate towards myself like I am towards everyone else.
I am working on it.
It's an entirely new practice.
So it will take some time to manage it.
But easy does it.
And I am also working on being compassionate towards myself when I fail.
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Reminder for the week

Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is rest.
Recharge.
Regroup.
Reboot.
Recover.
I never used rest before.
And I burnt out.
My parents, schools and society showed me how to work, to push, to preform.
Not how to rest.
I didn't even think, I needed it.
But I did.
Now it's non-negotiable.
I can't function without it.
This is a kind reminder for you and for your week:
Remember to rest when you need - well preferably before you need it:)
Try to be proactive about rest.
I think that will do you good.
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