Thank you for sharing.
I was talking with someone today who suggested that maybe it’s time to move on from identifying myself solely as mentally ill. I reflected on this a while, and agreed that my thoughts about being mentally ill had taken a lot of my attention for the last five years or so.
Thinking of myself as ill has almost become a comfort zone for me. I can’t do that as I’m not well, is one thought that often crosses my mind. It’s hard though as I’ve tried to move on and think of my future many times, but the old anxiety, fear or negativity rears its unpleasant head.
But then, by focussing on my weaknesses so much, am I discounting the many positive qualities that I have? And by focussing on my mental illness, am I discounting other different experiences that I can have, whether they relate to hobbies, work and…
View original post 38 more words