Here’s to new beginnings and being honest with yourself.
Although the chapter that was 2019 has finally come to a close, my healing journey continues. So far, I have greeted the first days of 2020 with excitement and hope – hope that this year will come with the healing breakthrough that eluded me all last year. So, here’s to new beginnings.
In my post, I crawled to the end, I talk about how slow my trek down the road to mental wellness has been. This is most definitely due to the discouragement that went hand-in-hand with the last year’s setbacks.
In my case, Post-traumatic stress disorder has overpowered my will.
Many of my posts describe how I have made it this far and what I do get through the toughest of times. A good diet and exercise have been essential players in my recovery; so too has psychotherapy and mindfulness. It’s my hope that by my telling my story will help readers discover that they are not alone.
While my intention is to inspire others, it is also meant to be a therapeutic release for myself. Perhaps what I find most amazing is the inspiration I take from you all when you contact me and tell me your stories. Thank you for your help.
Its a new day, a new year and a new decade and with it comes new opportunities to get better
However, I feel that in order to start anew, I must first be honest with myself. Contained within the structure of truth must lie a resolve to fix what has set me off-course.
Firstly, being honest with one’s self doesn’t necessarily mean that they have been lying to themselves. It’s more about putting into action what they know is best for them; yet, they do not. There can, of course, be a multitude of reasons why. In my case, Post-traumatic stress disorder has overpowered my will. This has left me with many difficult days; its intensity has denied me the strength to put a plan in place to follow through with the things I know will improve my condition.
If I’m being honest, I have to say that I have struggled to follow my mental-health care plan. With the overwhelming mental pain, I came to a reduction in exercise and a move towards a poor diet. Moves that only exacerbated not only the PTSD but also the depression and anxiety.
The good news? It’s a new day, a new year and a new decade; with it comes new opportunities to get better and live again. So, here’s to a new beginning: 365 days with the potential to change my life forever.
Remember, the year ahead of you is a blank slate, full of opportunity to recover; find what works for you and do it. There will be days where you can’t, but there will be days when you will be able. It’s these days that will define your recovery. This is your year!
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