anxiety · depression · mental health

Don’t forget who you are

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Hey everyone,

Hope everyone is feeling ok and if you’re not, well that is ok too as you’re only human. Halfway through another working week and my second day back at work after a lovely few days camping at the seaside. I have never needed my weekend bubble so much, I feel like I have had time away from life and now life is back to throwing those life lemons at me at warp speed. I feel recharged from the weekend but with these lemons flying in from every direction, I am losing power fast.
Even though I feel like this, I also feel quite balanced weirdly enough. I don’t feel like I have any cycles on their way just feel generally me and I guess that’s why I am feeling overwhelmed. I don’t feel the panic of mania or the desperation of a low, I feel disconnected from just being me and working on normal things like; bills, work etc. I just have to spend some time with me and getting to know this part of me better and concentrate on keeping up with my self-care as it is just as important when out of a cycle.

My tip of the day is – Don’t forget who you are.

As you can tell I feel I have lost myself a bit with my bipolar and anxiety, I feel my mental illness has taken over my life. I have found myself worrying about whether to do something in case it sets off my anxiety or my bipolar and that is not a way to live. I have lost what my sparkle, what makes me, me.
I now realize how important it is to remember the parts of myself that have nothing to do with my mental illnesses. So I am going to start it as simple as I can. Once a week doing something just for me, not to help my anxiety or my bipolar, but for me.
For example:
• Buy a new book to read
• Go and have a coffee somewhere nice
• Watch my favourite film.
• Find a new recipe to try

So give it a go do things for you not just for your mental illness and keep that sparkle going.

Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

9 thoughts on “Don’t forget who you are

  1. Your little list sounds like things I would do as well! Add to that list, a long bubble bath! I was so stressed last week and before work one day I justed didn’t feel right like I was losing control and about to go into panic mode. But I got thru the day. A long hot bath was super relaxing!

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  2. I understand you completely. Now I know I’m more than my mental illnesses. That there was a “me” before they happened. I was a happy kid, who didn’t know the struggle of schizophrenia or agoraphobia. I tend to forget I had a life before I got ill.
    There was a time when I thought that all my personality was, was” Livien the self harmer”. And I thought “if I stop; if this is taken away from me; who will I be? If I’m not a self harmer, then who even am I?” My illnesses took control of me too, and they make me believe they’re all I am. That’s not true though. I am a person with a personality that’s unique, and everybody is unique in this way. We need to remember who we were, who we are, and who we want to be. Don’t ever lose yourself in your illnesses everyone. There’s so much to you than that.

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    1. I love that you really understand what I am saying and can relate to me, it definitely helps that feeling of not feeling so alone with my struggle thank you and I am as you are realising there is more to you then your mental illness 😊

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