When I started blogging, I was sharing some fun exciting post, but a lot of my posts are brutally honest about my life, my experiences and my Borderline Personality Disorder and mental health issues. it was a place I could be totally honest and open up and say whatever I want without upsetting anyone or… Continue reading On The Borderline: Back To Basics
New year, is an opportunity to reflect on your past 12 months and set some goals for the next, which can only be a positive thing! 2016 has been a life changing one for me. I'm stronger in every way and have accomplished so much and of course it didn't without its BPD and GAD… Continue reading A lot can happen in a year….
I have been speaking to my Psychologist today and we got onto the fact that I am good at helping others in the same situation as me, yet I find it difficult to help myself. We spoke about all the things I have done in the past and I realised that my blog was something that was always useful and helped me to understand how I’m feeling.
I had forgotten all the work I had previously done and the things I have wrote about, I decided to take a look back on what my solutions were in the pas, because when I think about it, I am just dealing with the same feelings time and time again but just in a different situations and I need to draw on my past experiences and actions to help myself. I need to practise what I preach!
My aim this week is to care about myself how I would care for others. I already have the answers, I just need to believe in myself and remind myself I do know what to do. I always need a solution you see, I’m a problem solver so If I have an issue the anxiety will take over until I have worked out how to act to solve it.
The first post I have come across on my recap of the things I have learnt and coping strategies I have previously used is this one, It takes about toxic people and naysayers, which are a real trigger to me and we have spent hours talking about this in my appointments and how certain people affect my life and my intense mood swings so often and how I allow it. I am trying to let go of these people, and learn how to better deal with them.
In my case, it comes down to people close to me, so I just need to look at them differently, change the way I see our relationships and each of our our parts in it. I need to believe in myself more, and remind myself that others are not always right, I’m a strong, independent 28 year old woman, I know my personality and emotions better than anyone. I can make my own decisions based on my life goals and how I want to live it and I no longer need anyone’s approval, I especially need to let go of those that have a negative impact on my life and my mood.
This was a great read and has put things in some perspective for me tonight…
I stumbled across this fantastic blog post whilst looking into the effects that negative people can have in your life, I am going through one hell of a roller coaster at the minute and the time has come to leave behind negative people and ignore negative comments in order to carry on reaching for my dreams that had been forgotten and put aside whilst I was on a downward spiral and close to losing myself and being led down the same path as my ‘friends’. There’s a favourite quote of mine its ‘Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, just be sure you are not just, in fact, surrounded by assholes’ This post talks about those people and how to deal with them. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.
‘Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just…
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As I said in my previous post, I'm going to be working on guilt & shame, which are subjects that drive me crazy, I punish myself regularly with these emotions and I seem to take responsibility for everyone else actions in a 'it must be me, it usually is' or 'it's me who pushes people… Continue reading Learning to accept myself: Guilt and Shame
It's been a bittersweet month, I have had the saddest couple of weeks and the happiest, it's a roller-coaster. I feel like what I can only relate to as a grieving process and it's been exceptionally hard for me, although I have my partner and people around me I feel isolated, alone & misunderstood by the… Continue reading Not everything that is faced can be changed, But nothing can be changed until its faced.
As well and World Mental Health Day, Today Is World Homeless Day Too. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. I want to help to make a difference this winter. I know a local… Continue reading You Have 2 Hands. One To Help Yourself. One To Help Others #worldhomelessday
Today is World Mental Health Day, his year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress. It's also a difficult time of year for me. This time 4 years ago I had just faced that dreaded court case and had been on… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2016 & Me.