Hi everyone. A friend shared this image with me and it boosted my spirits a bit. Exploring ways we can take some tiny but significant actions to change our chemistry feels like a small dose of hope. My favorite: playing with a dog. Which ones do you love the most? #smallsteps #Depression
Self care has this stigma that in order to have self care, you have to DO it. My simple idea on the topic is to first surrender to who it is you ACTUALLY are. Focus on loving yourself so immensely that any other task to enlighten or strengthen this love will come naturally. I am aware and sensitive to the difficulty with practicing the above words. It can be tough to love yourself especially when you find no reason to. In all of reality though- we all have a greater purpose and soul we could ever be able to fathom. One step at a time- one loving act of kindness towards self goes a long way.
Love and light to everyone.
Yesterday I had a day of poor choices: I essentially gave up control of my mind and body to the cravings and desires stirred in me by junk food. I told myself it would be a one day event and then I could get back to strict control of myself.
My biggest challenge was not purging. I managed that but I think mostly because I was careful to not be alone for long enough to do anything. I'm calling that a win.
But it has left me feeling different: nothing too noticeable just a feeling like I've succeeded in one thing. A feeling that maybe if I can do that I can regain control.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't maintain perfect control today, I ate some marshmallows, a few rich tea biscuits and overate at tea. But not hugely, and not enough to make me regret it.
I managed to stop my self just enough that I have no actual regrets from today.
I'm proud of myself. And it's such a rare feeling that I didn't know the words for how I've been feeling until 30 seconds ago when they flowed from my fingers!
I want to feel proud again tomorrow night, although I would like to go to bed tomorrow night and not let my depression win that battle, but that's a fight for tomorrow. For now I am proud to have had some control over my eating today! #Gettingthere #smallsteps #tinysteps #EatingDisorders
I managed to overcome my anxiety of being in social setting with people I don't know very well. I almost canceled due to a lot of anxiety looming over. But after chatting with a friend and receiving a pep talk with her, I made myself push through, shower, and just show up. I practiced self talk and listening to the radio while on my way there. I ended up having a really good time. Maybe this victory will make a path to less and enjoying more in life.
Hi. I’m trying to make my goals more manageable. So for this week I’m giving myself 2 small steps. The first is to visit the library in our new city. The second is to call about a possible volunteer orientation program.
I seem to get my medical necessities and basic life needs taken care of each week. But when it comes to mental health or personal fulfillment goals I run out of energy. So I’m going to give myself one or 2 small steps to make each week. I think this forum may help too. #smallsteps seem to be a good path if I want to feel better emotionally. Let’s give it a shot!