Some days are a bust and I have to remind myself that I am not my past, that I am moving forward, that I am gaining a different perspective, and that I am progressing.
You know that progress is not inevitable right?
I mean it is up to us to create it. It is up to us to choose to do something and move forward with conviction toward the goal.
But with change there is usually some form of struggle, so one could say, if there is no struggle there is no progress, because progress brings about change, and with change there is struggle.
Well, this is where I am at with my progress as I recover from my addictions. My struggles are real, and the change is happening as I see myself progress into my new reality, sober and sane, but it can be uncomfortable, unnoticeable and uninspiring!!
Some days I don’t feel like I have done anything, changed anything or moved forward in any way, and I have to remind myself that small progress is still progress, even if it is just simply existing and defeating the negative and destructive habitual thought patterns my addict brain still runs to. I must continue to remind myself that a little progress each day adds up!
Why are we so harsh on ourselves? Why do we demand so much from ourselves and even when we do try, it never seems to be good enough??
I actively put a HALT! on this today!
I encourage you to follow.
Put down the harsh words that are like knives, and rather treat yourself like you would a loved one, with encouragement, acknowledgement, and respect for the everyday, the every minute, the every second, that you are still living, breathing and making progress toward being your best self.
I mean doesn’t that sort of self energy seem so much more appealing than the former?
So much more productive and energized, allowing an ease of flow as we progress and develop and transmute into our best selves yet!!
So be kind. Be encouraging. Be respectful to THYSELF!
Because I know for sure that someday I will look back on all my progress and be glad I didn’t quit.
And don’t forget you are allowed to be a masterpiece as well as a work in progress…
Believe and progress gently toward your best self!
Love and light
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