• Through the spin cycle

    I dont feel quite right today. So here I am again... I have an art class to attend and Im struggling with getting my act together.  I feel like im not part of anything or anyone.  This distance will keep me at home if I dont push myself through it.  I feel like no one cares wether I attend or not - I will not be missed.  People are queueing up to get into these classes, ...

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    Tags:
    small steps,
    positive,
    recovery,
    negative,
    Self doubt
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  • Thoughts for today....

    Often I find it difficult to concentrate.  My mind wanders off into realms I mostly care not to remember, difficult times and situations not for the faint hearted.  But, with perseverance and thanks to Write to Recovery site I've managed to jot down some legible thoughts and ideas.  I used to think my lack of concentration was because I was stupid, but now I know for sure that its nothing to do with that.  Rather, lack ...

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    Tags:
    freedom,
    self care,
    perseverance,
    liberation
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  • STRENGTHS

     I've never identified with having strengths.  I'm so busy surviving that there isn't much time to stop and take stock of how I've managed in any given situation.  I usually feel a great sense of relief if I come out the other end relatively unscathed....phew!Today, I will try to illuminate any strengths I may have.....My given situation is: Sitting at my keyboard attempting to attribute even one strength to myself...mmmm....omg...ive no idea, my mind is blank, what the ...

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    Tags:
    Strengths,
    Recovery,
    wellness,
    Self Knowledge,
    patience
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  • Don't Give Up!

    Dear Friend,I'm sitting here, the sun streaming through the window and believe me, the future is actually brighter!I wanted to say to you for the longest of times how much you mean to me.  I love you so much. I felt it important to share some friendly ramblings from one who has experienced similar difficulties.Don't give up! Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel express this so well in the song. Check out the link when you get a minutewww.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqcI know this ...

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    Tags:
    hope,
    resilience,
    recovery,
    self care,
    small steps
  • Being My Own Best Friend

    being my own best friend. I often think what it would be like if I could be as nice and kind to myself as I am to others?Enormous amounts of physical and mental energy goes into helping others - in my world anyway -  Being my own best friend sounds alien to me, but how difficult can it be?One of the hardest things Im trying to do, it appears!  I find that being a best friend to someone ...

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    Tags:
    recovery,
    self care,
    small steps
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  • Listen To Myself

    To feel at peace with myself I need ;To take my own advice To accept the love others tell me I deserve To find healthier ways to surviveTo not let my emotions hijack my headTo pace myself when life is going too fastTo let others help me progress to my bestTo learn how to speak in kindness to myself To ...

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    Tags:
    peace,
    motivation,
    wisdom,
    self management,
    accountability
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