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Embracing Progress by acknowledging, validating, and celebrating your wins, whether they are big or small

Remember: Progress is a journey, not a destination. Whether your strides are monumental or minuscule, each step forward matters and empowers you to take the next step. #MentalHealth #Addiction #goals #ADHD

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New year, new(er) beginnings.

It has been quite a long time since I've used this platform. Of course, life happens and you lose sight of what you want to do. But I'm determined to get back to the things I love, and get back to being happy this year. There are many things I want to accomplish this year, and I don't want to let anything stop me.

Consistency is key. I know I have to be consistent with my goals in order to obtain them. It's okay to fall off of the track, as long as you get back on. So here I am, trying again for the umpteenth time. But I know I can do this. Happy New Year.

What are some of your goals for the new year?

#Happiness #MentalHealth #goals #NewBeginnings

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How to maintain focus on one thing at a time

In this busy hustle and bustle society, you may be feeling like you are losing your ability to focus on one thing at a time. These days, it's so easy to get distracted. Check out my latest blog to learn how you can practice focusing on one thing at a time.

accordingtodes.com/how-to-maintain-focus-on-one-thing-at-a-time

#wellnessblog #wellness #wellnessgoals #goals #distracted

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#goals #MultipleSclerosis

I need to remind myself of this during the day to reach my goals. Sometimes I let pain get in the way.
Pushing through is a great feeling !

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Any tips for when you suck at making goals?

I suck at deadlines :/ and being goal driven, I am somewhat ambitious and work on good things for my recovery, but it’s hard to complete goals or stick to deadlines without anxiety stressing too much or avoidance, any help working with SMART Goals or other hacks you use for your own struggles?

#Anxiety #Depression #Present #future #goals #Tips #personaldevelopment #Trying #Hacks #self -help #Life

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Mindful

Which aspect of your life do you need to become more mindful of?

-Physical

-Mental

-Financial

-Relationships

-Sleep

-Diet

-Spiritual

-Space: environmental/home

-Hobbies

-Work

#Mindfulness #Mindful #lifeassessment #goals #MentalHealth #wellness #wellnessgoals

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In the middle

I feel so stuck in these questions from the image --
"Tell me, father,
which to ask forgiveness for:
what I am, or what I'm not?
Tell me, mother,
which should I regret:
what I became or what I didn't?"

I have written on here before about feeling the heavy weight of potential that I haven't lived up to. I feel like I should have been able to overcome the trauma and mental health challenges. I feel ashamed of where I am at in life, so I am deliberately isolating from friends and family so I don't have to answer their questions. My therapist reminds me of all the ways I am succeeding in life, but I just can't accept it.

I feel like I need to ask forgiveness from someone for where my life is at, but there is no one to direct that request to. Sometimes, I feel like I need to stand on top of a mountain with a bullhorn and shout, "I'm sorry! I'm just sorry!" to the world. I have no other words.

#Potential #goals #Forgiveness #Selftalk #Relationships #Faith #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Trauma #CheckInWithMe

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I did it #Travel #Vacation

I did it. I went on my trip. It didn't all work out as I had envisioned, but it went quite smoothly and I think it was a good risk. I struggled a lot with the food choices, so mealtimes always brought some anxiety, but it was nice to be in a bubble for a few days, often without phone or internet signals. I was able to have conversations with other travelers, and since they were fairly brief I didn't feel too uncomfortable or pushed to share anything too personal.

This was my first time traveling in 3 years, since I had to leave my masters program in Finland due to rapidly declining mental health. I am definitely in a better place than I was then, and since Covid made everyone's worlds become much smaller I wasn't the only one with little to show for the past few years.

The vacation did bring up a few things:
1) I have to get out of this city/region. Living here just makes my anxiety worse because of fear that I might unexpectedly run into my ex one day.

2) I don't like my job. I haven't let myself even think in such a definitive way about my job before this trip, but now I am sure. I need to find a new job.

3) I have a habit of "mirroring" people. If someone struck up a conversation with me on the trip, I caught myself watching them for cues about what to talk about, what emotions to express, and when to leave the conversation. It was very hard for me to end the conversation on my own, even if I had to go to the bathroom or needed to move on to the next event. I've been talking about boundaries with my therapist lately and I think this is connected.

4) Although this trip was a big change in my routine and represented a big step forward, I am still not ready to fully re-engage in life. I need a safe bubble of people, routines, and work. I'm not sure how to create that with simultaneously needing to move and change my job, but I know I need to.

I got back home yesterday and fell into bed. It's been nearly 24 hours and I have mostly been just lying in bed or sleeping. I have the impulse to do things like deep clean my apartment, but I just keep lying there. I was able to get some long overdue things done before the trip because of the deadline, but now it feels like I am just going to slide back into the muck and mire of life here.

In the end, I'm glad I took the trip and had some time off work. I'm glad it didn't result in any panic attacks. I'm glad I was able to interact with strangers in a way that felt safe. I'm glad that I didn't just stay home in my apartment for a week.

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #narcissisticabusesurvivor #Winter #Vacation #goals

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New year resolutions and self love

My resolutions this year were different from last year. I made 3 goals for each month to accomplish instead of creating a large impossible list for all year. Also I am giving myself grace on not always keeping to my excercise schedule. I won’t expect perfection from myself. I also set boundaries for myself for social settings, friendships, relationships, mental, physical, and emotional health. I have learned that if I want to truly love myself, I have to prioritize myself. I refuse to be ashamed of my disabled body and I will know my worth and love all of me. What are some of y’all’s goals for this year? #BodyPositivity #goals #Selflove