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We made it! Wanna share a win?

We did it!
Another week - with all that I week can entail - is in the bag.
However you got through; you got through!
And I am proud of you for doing that.
That is the biggest win.
Because all the other wins build on this.
Do you want to take a moment to reflect on a win? Or a glimmer? Or some gratitude?
You're invited to share in the comments.
As always; I'll get us started🥳
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Well, that's nice to hear

"We're all doing big things - just taking different sized steps".
I think this is really nice and validating to hear.
And it's a good way to view life.
In traditional, societal comparison I often fall short in many areas.
But viewed in a more personal and compassionate way, I am doing really well.
Also when comparing to others in my situation.
Then I'm doing just fine.
So much in life depends on our view and perspective.
And today I just want to let you know, that you're doing really, really well.
I see you taking your steps.
And healing at whatever pace that is possible for you.
And that's what's important; that we dedicate time and energy for our healing and wellbeing.
Here's to you!
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Hyper-independence

As I was sharing two awful experiences from my childhood with my therapist yesterday, we talked a lot about the fact that I didn't have any safe adults, I could turn to.
I was left so very alone with my experiences.
Left alone to figure some hard stuff out - as a kid.
And I bet many of you can relate to this.
Also to the feeling of not having any safe places to turn.
I've never really had that...
Not as a kid, or a youngster, or an adult.
And it is a sorrow to realize that.
But I did have me.
I helped and saved me time and time again.
And I am thankful for that.
I am also thankful for the fact that I am now trying to cultivate safe relationships.
I am creating a support system, slowly.
So I don't have to be alone with everything anymore.
It's a process practicing sharing and opening up; being vulnerable.
But it does do me good when I practice with safe people.
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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.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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