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Made it! Wanna share a win?

Yep!
We made it another week.
And you get a gold star⭐️
For doing the things.
And getting through.
No matter how you did it.
You did it.
You're still here.
Good for you!
Wanna celebrate and share a win or a glimmer in the comments?
I'll get us started as usual.
#MightyTogether
#Support
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#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
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#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson

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Building on glimmers

Two words fill me today:
Anguish and suffering.
Mentally and emotionally.
People can't see it.
But it's there.
And it's neck deep.
Especially the anhedonia.
I am "high functioning" and "quiet" in my five diagnosis.
So people don't know.
And yet, I feel like I am drowning many days of my life.
And I find it hard to accept this.
But I do try.
Because with acceptance comes some peace.
And I desperately need peace.
I am working on accepting that many days, I have to tread water from I open my eyes in the morning to I close them at night.
But as I know you know: This is a hard way to live.
So I build on glimmers.
This morning's glimmer was my youngest who thought his lunch looked so delicious that he couldn't wait to eat it in school.
I can hang on to that.
All is not hopeless and dark.
There IS also light.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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Do you know this game?

I think this is a very revealing game.
I know for me, it's a very difficult to do.
But I did try it.
It felt strange and unfamiliar to get that form of praise.
But it also felt good.
Because it highlighted that I am doing good.
Some days I struggle to just get through.
And those days EVERY SINGLE action counts as a win!
I wanted to share this game with you.
Because some days we just really need that praise and loads of "well done".
As I always say: We do so much under some truly hard circumstances.
And it can be very beneficial for us to focus on all that we actually manage to do.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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It takes time

Creating lasting change can take time.
Going to therapy, showing up, trying to do the work, practicing.
It all takes time.
Changing habits, thought patterns, emotions, coping strategies.
It takes time.
And sometimes I can get discouraged.
Is anything even happening?
Is anything changing?
But it is.
Ever so slightly.
And yet so significantly.
Like this morning.
I am struggling. It's hard getting out of bed.
In stead of blaming myself for my feelings (which of course makes me feel even worse),
I managed to inject a validation:
"Yes, it IS hard. But you're doing it. Good on you".
It didn't last so long.
But it was there.
So, just because it's taking time doesn't mean it isn't happening.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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A kind reminder for the week

It's Monday yet again.
And another week begins.
And I am here to remind you that ANY win counts!
In my mind there's actually no small wins.
There are only different forms of big wins for us mighty spoonies.
This morning I got out of bed = MAJOR win.
I made lunch bags for the boys = IMPORTANT win.
Had a shower yesterday = BIG win.
We function under very different circumstances than most.
And we should always praise and applaud ourselves for any win.
Because we can build on wins.
Like making it through another day.
We can build on that.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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We made it another week! Wanna share a win?

We did it.
And it's no small feat!
We made it another week.
And we deserve a lot of praise for that.
However you made it through, you made it through!
Good for you.
Do you want to share a win in the comments?
I would love to hear and cheer you on.
Remember there are no wins to small.
Actually, I think any win is a big win!
I'll get us started in the comments.
Let's celebrate us.
We deserve that - and so much more.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
#HighlysensitivePerson
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Being the adult you needed

I think a very important part of healing - for many of us - is re-parenting.
Being the adult your younger self needed.
Now giving yourself what you longed for as a child.
Showing up for yourself.
Protecting yourself.
Prioritizing yourself.
Proving that you matter.
That you're important.
Thats you're worth it.
Being that adult for yourself can really help you heal, I think.
#MightyTogether
#Support
#MentalHealth
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#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
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