From a caterpillar into transition to a beautiful butterfly
Just joined up & have nothing to say about myself yet whilst going through transition into a beautiful butterfly.
In the meantime I'll just browse about until i feel comfortable to open up.
Perhaps can contribute if able.
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Hi the rising. Thank you too for your warm welcome.
Yes I do know where I'm heading to in this transition. With each improvement there's an roadblock. There are several ways to conquer the roadblock.
1. Face it head on.
2. Go around it.
3. Turn back.
My plans are facing head on.
That's how I've managed this far. Facing a problem head on is the best way. It's waiting for the right time.
Hello Nobodee, thanks for posting your comment and the transition for you could have taken many steps for you to even consider to be able to change.
This can take great strength, acceptance and knowledge to even have the ability of this possibility.
Well done and please remember that all of us go through different stages to be able to overcome what this illness forces us into.
Today is another day to contend with mental health issues. One foot in front of the other to try to keep moving forward. During transition relapses do occur setting me to a standstill until these depressive episodes run its course. This may take anything up to 1 day to a number of weeks before I can resume a relatively so-called what is normal life to me.
As for many steps as mentioned by Geoff, it's entirely up to any of us to make up our own minds what we are going to do about it. My way of thinking hasn't always been so optimistic. It's taken 30 plus to get this far. Have a good day.
Welcome to the forums.
It's a brave step, posting your first few posts here. I hope our community makes you feel less alone as you go through your journey of recovery. Feel free to ask us any questions along the way or read other threads and see if there are experiences you can relate to. If you feel like you're ready to open up, we'll be here to support you.
I hear you. I try to be a 'face it head on' person too. I suppose I adopted this attitude around the time I had one of my mind altering revelations (aka shift in perception): 'Every challenge holds the potential to either raise us or bring us down'. Figuring out how each challenge is calling for us to raise our self is a challenge in itself. By the way, I left my depression behind me some years ago and manage not going back in. It's been a seriously long process of finding what works and what doesn't, with some deeply fearful times where I felt myself standing on the brink.
I believe, what does play a big part in managing involves developing a circle of 'go to' people. By the way, anyone who has a habit of bringing me down, putting me down or leaving me down (if I'm vibing a bit low) is not a part of this circle. The circle is a definite no go zone for them. Only those who raise me belong. Whether they raise my consciousness, my energy or excitement levels or simply the corners of my mouth (to a smile), they're a part of my tribe. They're quite a mixed bunch with very unique skills or abilities. Personally, I love sensitive people. I imagine you'd agree you gotta watch out for the insensitive ones.
Wondering if you have a circle or if you're beginning to develop one.