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    A Little Down but Still Thankful

    As you all know #BipolarDisorder is laden with highs and lows. Right now I seem to be on the low like any other time but this time is different. Since practicing gratitude, I have been happier and more positive. While I can't completely escape the mania and depression of this mood disorder I have found ways to manage it besides therapy and medication. Today I am thankful for the simple fact that I am able to receive help for the mental illnesses that I live with. I realize that not a lot of people have access to healthcare and are unable to get what they need. Whether that be a therapist to talk to or a psychiatrist. So while I may be slipping into a slightly depressed episode I know that it does not have to overcome me. I've also made some lifestyle changes as well. Lemon water has been a great mood booster. There is tons of great information out there if you are interested. Remember friends: Stay thankful.

    #PTSD #abusesurvivor #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #thankful #hopeful #Blessed #Gratitude

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    ただいま ~

    I find peace when I feel connected and to me #Books are such a unique and magical way to let the universe fill me and let me sense everything through it.
    I've recently reconstituted my pile of books on my night table and this view only, now that I've finally made the risolution to read again, gives me so much #Comfort . Makes me feel good :) - a quiet #hopeful positive smile. 😊
    It's like they're saying to me: "Hey, welcome back home". The feeling is somehow moving. 🥺
    Not gonna let them overwhelm me eheh u.u ☺️



    Steps Forward

    I was able to write my trauma narrative without getting badly triggered. I was even able to go into detail. I feel different but in a good way. I feel like I can say to myself that I survived.

    I can move on and while I still have healing to do, I have come a long way from where I was a couple years ago. A couple years ago I was scared, angry and didn't trust people. Now I can be happy, feel safe and trust people a little.

    I can tell my survival story without it ruining my day (like it would in the past) and I think that is a huge sign of improvement. Anyone can do it. You don't have to share with anybody, just yourself.

    Writing is so liberating, it has been there for me and has helped me process a lot of difficult things. I really suggest journaling. I don't do it every day but enough.

    I am sharing this with you so that you can see that you too can take steps forward. Stay strong friends:)

    #PTSD #SexualAbuse #SexualAssault #Writing #freedom #hopeful #Abuse #Journal #MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder


    Trying to be patient

    Trying to find a solid diagnosis for chronic pain is so very frustrating. Especially when its been for years. Everytime I think I'm in the right direction, I go back to square one. My friend told me today, "there IS a reason why your body gives you pain all the time. We hv to find out why and you Will!' I hope so. I'm feeling very frustrated & drained at the moment. #tryingtobepatient #hopeful


    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is _07_Grit_N_Grace_26_. I'm here because after many MANY years of invisible, treacherous ANGUISH and no one believing me or brushing me off simply because I could put myself together enough to appear as though I was a normally functioning human, yesterday 6/17/22 I was diagnosed with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome . About an hour ago I happened to stumble across a link for themighty.com and all I can say is, I have NEVER felt so #hopeful in my life. I'M NOT LOSING MY MARBLES!!! #InvisibleChronicIllness is SO REAL! I am just so #thankful for FINALLY ....KNOWING...just WHAT it is that's causing all of this pain and uncomfortability. #feelingblessed

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #PTSD #ADHD #OCD #Grief


    Woke up crying

    Wasn't even sure why I did but my cat was next to me and put her tiny paws on my face and rubbed her nose on mine. Instantly the crying stopped because I thought to myself no matter how hard things are I'm loved and thankful that we (my cat and I) found each other because we were both barely surviving and she gives me hope and I in return spoil her with love. #Crying #Cats #sad #hopeful #positive #

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    Motivation Monday #Motivation #change #Smoking

    This morning was my last cigarette. It’s been 3hours and my cravings are real. This isn’t my first rodeo with quitting, but it will be my last. (And if it’s not I’ll be easy on myself.) Im being realistic but positive. I have my nicotine aids, I started exercising earlier this month to prepare. So now I just need to deal with the mind stuff.
    I want to quit because of the health impacts and the cost. Im going to download one of those cost apps to give myself a visual of how much I’ll have saved. I’m worried about being irritable the first week or two, so I’m letting everyone know in advance. I know this won’t be easy as it’s one of my bigger challenges although I know others found it easier.
    If anyone is in Ottawa, Ontario and wants to quit smoking but can’t afford smoking cessation, let me know and I’ll leave some resources in the comments.

    (Photo of one of my cheerleaders.)

    #hopeful #challenge

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    You have survived everything you have been through, and you will survive this too. Stay for the person you will become. You are more than a bad day, or week, or month, or year, or even a decade. You are a future of multifarious possibility. You are another self at a point in future time looking back in gratitude that this lost and former you held on. Stay.
    ***Matt Haig, The Comfort Book

    #MattHaig #thecomfortbook #positivereading #hopeful #encouragement #besupportive #HoldOn #stay #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #HighlysensitivePerson #empath #Introvert


    First snow of the season here in the UK ❄️

    I don't know why but it always puts a little smile on my face when I see the snow, I'm ready to get wrapped up warm and have a comfy, cosy day snuggled in bed 💜

    #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Pain #ChronicFatigue #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #Conversation #UK #hopeful #Love #TheMighty #mighty #OnedayAtaTime #Spoonie #chargie