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    TRUE or FALSE: Forgiveness isn’t something you do for someone else, it’s something you do for you.

    I often hear the phrase, "If you’re forgiving someone, you’re doing it for yourself, not for the other person," and it gets me thinking every single time.

    From reflecting on my past relationships to my current ones, forgiveness has been a topic that I’ve struggled to fully understand, especially when it comes to recovering from trauma. Although I’ve come a long way in forgiving myself and others, I think about the role forgiveness plays in my healing journey and ways I can forgive more freely.

    What are your thoughts? How do you view forgiveness?

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #EatingDisorders #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ADHD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease

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    What routines are important for you to include as you plan out your day?

    From waking up or going to bed at a certain time, taking a shower, writing a to-do list, or taking intentional time out for self-care and relaxation, including a few routines can be helpful in creating structure and consistency to our day-to-day schedules.

    What routines do you find important to include when you plan out your day? Why are those routines important?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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    In the most colorful way possible, how would you describe what anxiety feels like to you?

    If you live with anxiety, you’re probably all too familiar with words like heart palpitations, sweaty, hyperventilation, uncontrollable worry, and restlessness being used to describe how anxiety feels. While these terms may ring true for you, they're definitely not as colorful or personal as, say, describing your anxiety using the Mr. Krabs meme or referring to it as an elephant that won't stop whining and following you around.

    As our editorial director Ben says, “The more memorable the description is, the more likely it’ll be internalized.” While he uses Taz from “Looney Tunes” to explain his anxiety to himself and others, my anxiety looks more like Piglet from “Winnie-the-Pooh.” I’m a worrier and, especially as a panic attack sets in, I tend to externalize my excessive worrying.

    (Do I sometimes identify more with Rabbit these days when I feel like I don’t have control over a situation and my anxiety turns into anger? I sure do, but Piglet has always been one of my favorites, so he’s my go-to. 🐷)

    In nontraditional and unscientific terms, what does your anxiety feel like to you? (Don’t worry, you don’t need to find a cartoon character to describe yours!)

    #LetsTalkAnxiety #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #PanicAttacks

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    Talk About It Tuesday: Community Check-In

    Time for a community check-in ❤️

    How are you really feeling and how can our community support you during this time?

    Share how you’re feeling with an emoji or your thoughts in the comments below.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #MentalHealth #IfYouFeelHopeless #CheckInWithMe #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Unhoused, again

    I have to leave less than two months after being here.

    I have been walking on eggshells since Christmas.

    This is the person who was my matron of honor in my wedding.

    Homelessness has taken away all of the remaining friends I had.

    #CheckInWithMe #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder

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    Finished and frustrated

    My depression and anxiety have been high lately, and was super happy to have the chance to finish this guy up. Although now I’m body conscious, I’ve never cared how I look when in suit but for some reason I look heavy in this suit :( I’m so frustrated! The first body didn’t fit and now I feel fat! I just cannot win lately!

    #Depression #ChronicDepression #Anxiety #BodyImage #CheckInWithMe #frustrated

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    ✨ Have you checked out our "When Chronic Pain Comes to Work and School" Collection? ✨

    🔔 Ring Ring 🔔 Special delivery! 📦

    Are you navigating school or the workplace with chronic pain and need support, tips, tricks, or anything in between? If so, this collection is for you!

    themighty.com/topic/chronic-pain/collection/636e7c110d03f3002bb8b7c7

    P.S. As a reminder, Collections are like playlists, but for your health. Our editors have selected the best and most helpful of The Mighty just for you.

    #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #CheckInWithMe #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #RheumatoidArthritis #Migraine #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Lupus #AutoimmuneDisease #Disability #InvisibleIllness #Spoonie #MentalHealth

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    What are your biggest challenges when it comes to planning ahead?

    To plan or not to plan... that is the question — and also happens to be the topic we will be exploring this week!

    We all know that living with a health condition (or several) can pose some unavoidable challenges, ones that can blow up and disrupt premeditated plans or schedules. It’s one of the hardest, trickiest variables to plan around, and this community knows that better than most.

    What is it like for you to plan ahead? What challenges often arise?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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