This is so true – for me, anyway – that I could have written it… fake it til you make it is my ‘keep going’ mantra ☺
Twenty or so years ago I was very unwell, in a dark place. I hated myself and wanted no part in the future, A psychiatric nurse set me what was then an impossible task. She asked me to write down five pages about my ultimate goal and the steps I would take to achieve it. The is actually quite a useful strategy for some people who are depressed but to me it was an unattainable task. I didn’t even have a positive goal – most of my thoughts on the future centred around me not being in it. The five pages lay blank and the nurse had to rethink her approach to encouraging me to be a bit more positive and future-focussed.
Fast forward twenty years and I am in a bad space again. Mood issues, some pretty odd experiences that my history tells me relate to psychotic illness –…
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