If you deal with chronic illness or mental health and are unable to do all that someone without these problems can it doesn’t mean you have no value in fact it means your even more valuable because through the process and journey of these struggles we learn so much about perseverance, compassion and love. We all have one thing in common WE CHOOSE to love each day despite our pain and struggles
and we have a job it’s the most important of all to OVERCOME daily and that is not a job we get paid for but a job we choose to take everyday. So celebrate your profession because it really does make you who you are. The darkest times are when we have to choose to shine.
I have always always tried my best and succeeded in using positive thoughts process to overcome whatever battle is going on in my life at the time. This one has me stumped, I'm so confused and unsure and scared and upset and I wanna make the pain stop and I don't know how to anymore and I have no one in my life who cares to help pick me up yet I'm always the one there to pick them up! I jus wanna quit, Im feeling not so strong anymore and my only wish is that it pass soon!!
In the past I’ve been one to struggle with self discipline. When you have an array of diagnosis’s, self care is preached in every moment. Give yourself Grace. Give yourself compassion. Give yourself love. Where all of those affirmational advices are entirely true. What, I feel us chronically ill forget to do, and sadly aids in falling into the spicy sads… is self discipline.
Honestly, getting to the part where you love yourself can feel immeasurable. Especially when you battle daily with the fact that you are unwell and the light at the end of the tunnel is barely a spark. As humans we require help. We require aid. We require SOMETHING or SOMEONE outside of ourselves to survive. Contrary to what mainstream tries to say to the otherwise.
I got one used to be the model for needing external validation/gratification. Through the help of therapy, I have redirected that pattern to… external motivation.
Pick a goal. Outside of yourself. Because let’s be honest, we already have to focus on ourselves, heath, and otherwise all of the damn time. So pick a goal that’s outside of yourself that will undoubtedly perpetuate self love.
My first out of self goal is to participate in a Tough Mudder obstacle course, despite the fact I struggle daily to stand on my own two feet. Or lift a gallon of milk without dislocating my shoulder.
That doesn’t matter. The course is not times and is based on completion. That’s all I want to do. Complete it. Satisfy my inner retired athelte and remind myself I’m a badass. Even when it FEELS like I’m not.
Our FEELINGS are valid. Our diagnosis are fact. What’s even better… is that you can take facts and feelings and do what ever the hell you want with them.
Make the choice to practice self discipline. Especially on the days when your meatsuit wants to quit and your heart is heavy.
With your health.
With the situations out of your control.
With all of it… get angry and use that anger to catapult yourself forward towards self love in spite of the facts.
This is your life. Your reality. Make it what you want it to be. No. Matter. What.
Something that's helped me during my worst days, is to take back my control by setting a commitment to myself.
Does it have to be dramatic or life-changing? No, but it allows me to steer my day no matter what may come my way.
What's your daily intention? 🙏☀️
I found this a few days ago ...I really needed to read it and process it ... I love all of them … many share how I try to live my life! The second to last one really rang especially true for me right now - it is a great reminder to be gentle and kind to myself as I accept things as they are …its a hot topic for me right now! I just really beat myself up about it, journaled about it, and talked about it twice to a good friend and my therapist just in the last week.
How I have had pain much worse before during my dark days in the past but currently have friends and family who have it worse than me right now, that I see that and say I should be able to handle this current pain because I’ve survived those times and dealt with that higher level of pain too.
But I have to remind myself that when I did go through those (life threatening) experiences in my past I was totally dependent on others, had no responsibilities, nothing to worry about, my only focus was just staying alive! Now I live alone, lead an active and productive life (mostly) and the current pain still affects me day to day! Bottom line, I have to consistently remind myself it's all relative...And valid! #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #PeripheralNeuropathy #Migraine #VestibularMigraine #BackPain #neckpain #PainManagement #PTSD #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #MentalHealth #mentalhealthwarrior #MentalHealthHero #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SOBER #HIVAIDS #happy #resilient #positiveattitude #fighter #overcome
“....its not what the world takes away from you that counts, it's what you do with what you have left!” Every day we wake up and have a choice...smile (even in the times of most adversity) or let things bring you down until all you can do is frown. Feeling sorry for yourself gets you nowhere, making the most of what you have builds character, confidence and gives us a chance for a reason to smile. Every day I have to make this choice, I pride myself in having a positive attitude and when I find myself focusing on all the things that have brought me down, instead being thankful that I survived it all...but there are some days when I fail...its a lifelong journey and every day that starts with a smile is a success. Some days it takes part of the day of allowing myself to suffer that I then can hopefully shift to remembering that I am thankful for all the blessings I have in my life to be grateful for! I choose to smile today!
#Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar1Disorder #PTSD #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SOBER #HIVAIDS #SurvivorsGuilt #PeripheralNeuropathy #COVID19 #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #ChronicMigraines #Headache #Disability #Happiness #positiveattitude #smile #overcome #Survivor #resilience #ItGetsBetter #Confidence #MightyTogether #MightyMinute #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #thankful #grateful
the blood moon has set.
now, the sun rises.
dawn gradually lights the observable sky…
brighter… brighter… brighter still.
wisdom begins its reign.
I choose to avoid the alleys.
I choose to escape the hustle.
I don’t wish to gamble breath
in the trappings of the shadows.
instead, I seek the suns light,
and long for the warming of my soul.
fantasy land charges its admission
in fractal pathways of neglected thinking.
wisdom… is not paying the entry fee in the first place.
wisdom… is also getting off the blood moon ride.
wisdom… is leaving the park to search for something better.
wisdom… is grounding on a firm foundation.
the blood moon has set.
the sun has risen.
righteousness fills the land.
the blood moon is fleeting…
a known phenomenon that happens
with the laws in place and the passing of time.
wisdom comes from God…
listening to Him… listening out for Him…
looking for where He is at work…
seeking diligently at all times,
not just at the blood moon.
© Mark Bryant. May 27th, 2021.