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We are all winners

This week has been so filled with ups and downs. One day with struggles and tears and other‘s with the little victories of understanding and hearing more and more of my thoughts and feeling my feelings.
I am so proud of pulling through on tough days and taking time to understand and accept on strong days and taking care of myself the best I can. So I heard that my head is telling me that I ruin friendships and I am not worth spending time with after expressing my anger to a friend. And guess what - not true. We texted afterwards again. But I went through hell until we did beating myself up.

I think that we can all be proud of each and every little step we take. And from experience I can tell that they will give us the courage to take bigger steps for ourselves one day.
I picked up the courage to look for a new apartment were I can finally fulfill my dream of becoming a dog owner (and that for sure feels like a scaring big step for me).
So let’s celebrate us! Let’s celebrate our recovery journey‘s and our strength and courage to pull through.

What was a small step or a big step you took recently?

P.S. the picture is from one of the most kind, encouraging, beautiful books I know. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy and it is one of the greatest gifts I made myself

#Anxiety #Depression #proud #Recovery #stepbystep

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Steps toward healing

I just saw this image on Pinterest and knew I had to share it with this community. I so easily get caught up in all or nothing thinking and this is a helpful way to visualize how I'm reacting to things that will help me heal. I hope it is for you too.

#stepbystep #Healing #coping #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Trauma #narcissisticabusesurvivor #YouCanDoIt #Positivity


One Day at a Time

I am learning to look at life one day at a time, to manage my expectations daily to avoid drowning in my own thoughts and anxieties.

Taking things one step at a time helps focus on one task and avoids the mind of wandering into those obscure thoughts it shouldn't go...

It is hard, but I am getting better, little by little, step by step

#Depression #Anxiety #CheckInWithMe #stepbystep

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Some days are great 👍🏻

It seems to happen all of a sudden; but it’s from a repetition of hard work on self improvement. Today, as if by a miracle, I have my teeth brushed before 8am rolls around and went onward with laundry 🧺 (opening up the door to bring in the sunshine & fresh air helped).

It’s been 6 years since my dad died and just months since my ex-spouse died. Six years ago I would just cry and stare at water, trying to convince myself to drink it - to take that little step at living. My dad had died and I divorced. I don’t want to be like that again. So I’m trying every single little thing I can to stay as healthy as possible ♥️ #Grief #SuicideLoss #SuicideTheRippleEffect #progress #stepbystep #DepressionAndMentalHealth #Selfcare



... then you're in such great company, like mine just a few days ago.

I used to dwell in that place, but thankfully, through daily tiny steps, I've journeyed to far open planes where I can breathe the fresh air and feel the sun on my soul.

Sometimes, however, I experience being back in the cold, dark, dank cavesystem of #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder with all the despression, despair, anxiety, physical discomfort.

But I don't DWELL there anymore, so I knew it was just old data creating a glitch in the system, echoes of the old messages the condition spews into my ears but I know them to be lies, they are expected stumbles on the Road of Recovery.

Dear friend, get up once more, just once more, and come #stepbystep into your hope-full future. xxx

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