Nothing planner related: cramming in FIVE days of the #progressposse #peelandhealchallenge •
⚠Possible TW? No graphic details, but lotsa real talk⚠
♥Day 9: Positive Affirmation♥
The first photo is part of a prayer I use when meditating, I pray it for myself & then for others. I'm really not big on positive affirmations. Not that I think they are pointless, but I haaaaaate when someone throws a cheery cliche at me & tells me that if I keep saying it my every ailment will be cured😒 Life sucks sometimes & I like to be okay with feeling my feels instead of faking it. I don't approve of denying one's emotions, but I do approve of hoping for better💚 I think meditation is a great way to try to focus hope in the midst of struggle.
♥Day 10: Gratitude♥
I am really grateful for the progress I've made in my mental health over the past few years. Everyday is still such a struggle but I've picked up so many awesome coping skills & I would be lost without the guidance of some amazing therapists.
♥Day 11: Imperfection♥
I feel that everything about me is either broken or unacceptable to others, and I am still struggling to accept myself as is, and I miss the person I once was. (This ties into the next two...)
♥Day 12: Memories & Milestones♥
Photo 2 is me about 7 years ago, during a dark time. (TW) At this point I was self harming more frequently than ever before & I 100% believed I was disgusting & unlovable. I will never forget that light bulb moment in therapy when I realized my lifetime of hurt was valid, and it was okay to be me & feel all my feels. This Nov. will mark 7 years of therapy. Also, I haven't self harmed in a long time, I'm pretty sure it's been well over a year, so that's a big milestone for me! •
♥Day 14: Hello stranger♥
Photo 3 is a stranger... me. During one of the happier, healthier times of my adult life. I miss her. She had more passion, though she still felt worthless. She was still pursuing adventure, and her wardrobe was badass.
Although I am better equipped to handle my mental illnesses now, the reality is that every day I struggle to go on. I do hope to one dayget back to a point of desiring to care for myself & pursue my passions.