Being in a healthy mindset allows me to be reflexive without the turmoil I’d have experienced before

Keywords: Life in general , Personal Growth

For years I had disconnected myself from my own needs. I had found that ignoring them was a survival strategy, experience had taught me that I was safer that way. This wasn’t a sustainable approach. I’d become so good at hiding and ignoring my needs that I spent years going through life numb to the good experiences I should have been having. All my actions were routed in expectations and obligations. When that got too much for me I turned to food, drink and drugs to fuel actions. It was ok that I needed to spend the day in bed, it was a hangover rather than depression caused by my unhealed trauma. It’s fine that I drank before I went out, that was me being savvy with money as I wouldn’t spend so much at the club. My binge eating was tied to the days when I was suffering malnutrition from before my adoption (I don’t recall that, I think I may have made it up. I recall walking to collect water with a container on my head as part of my chores, but never hunger…) and the list of justified negative behaviour that sustained the numbing of my emotions is endless. This was never sustainable, and that’s a good thing.

https://fifipottier.com/2021/09/05/today-everyday-you-matter-are-important

I want to love myself again

Keywords: thoughts , mentalhealth , selflovejourney

I know self-love is a journey been there done that. But I didn’t believe or dared to even think that I could lose the love for myself. I fell out of love with myself, which, let me tell you – sucks. I’d like to say of myself that I’m very self-aware -which I still believe I am. However, I don’t understand how I could be self-aware and yet still go down this road of falling “out of love” with myself. I’m not sure how it happened. I do have a few ideas which I’m not going to share publicly because that is a very personal issue, but let’s move on.

https://anitaklos.com/2021/07/07/i-am

I have to start living for me and because I want to

Keywords: mental health , blog , experiences , healing , loving myself , me , mental health , moving on , recovery , self love , starting over , therapy , thoughts , wellness

I am finding that I have so much work to do in regards to getting comfortable with myself and relying on me. The only sure way to do this is to actually start focusing on myself!

https://remaining-myself.com/2021/06/11/learning-to-focus-on-myself

I want to talk more gently to myself in case teenage Anne is listening in

Keywords: purpose

The Anne of today, right this very minute, is the caretaker for all the versions of me — past and future. I carry each one of them with me, though I’m not always aware of them. The gift I can give myself each and every day is true compassion and deep love for past, present and future Anne.

https://annebrock.com/2021/05/14/i-carry-them-all-with-me

I want to become the best version of myself day by day

Keywords: weight loss

I’m just another ordinary mama keeping herself accountable.. I needed a place to document my life’s memorable moments, weight loss, foods, workouts, and inspiration without feeling like my family and friends are my only spectators. I’d rather relate/support accounts similar to mine, clap for one another, and not annoy those who don’t feel like being a part of my journey.

https://sandrashrinks.fitness.blog/2021/08/21/the-next-chapter-for-weight-loss

I want to be a “Whole Hearted” person

Keywords: forgiveness , Happiness , joy , mindfulness , shame

These are people who get real about things, they accept vulnerability, they admit their mistakes, they practice mindfulness, have the difficult conversations that need to happen and recognize that we, meaning each and everyone of us, are dealing with the same things. They recognize that we have shared human experiences with a variety of issues and that we are not alone in our madness… in fact… our madness is quite common.

https://sorsha60.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/dealing-with-shame

Tara, the woman with the motto to ‘wake up, rise up and conquer’ sat still the last 2 days and mulled over how overwhelmed she was and didn’t do an ounce of personal development

Keywords: {0}

Listen guys, life as we know it has changed. Take the pressure off if you’re unsure of what the next step is. Don’t feel pressured to go at the same pace as everyone else. Don’t skip over the basics. Don’t feel unproductive if you sit down and journal to get your thoughts in order. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t message your clients back for a day. There are no rules. YOU are the one that calls the shots on how you manage your time and when you complete a goal. It doesn’t need to get done in ONE DAY.

https://wakeupriseupconquer.com/2020/11/17/where-the-f-am-i-going

I deserve happiness

Keywords: the buildup , encouragment , mental health , rant , trauma , trigger warning , tw suicide , work

I want to have the tangible proof of my existence post-trauma. I want to be holistically evaluated for my progress between 2016 and now. I want to be unconditionally loved. I want to be listened to and believed and respected. These things take so much time. I am such a tired person. I am constantly planning, advocating for myself, and hoping and praying. I work my ass off.

Progress vs. Validation – Victoria Smith (wordpress.com)