👆🏻Despite how you feel or how others may make you feel, you do not need to be "fixed". <>
When you're dealing with something like a mental illness, you feel like there's something wrong with you; I speak from experience. You think of all the things that you've done wrong, mistakes you've made, and you constantly wish you didn't have to "be like this". I get it. I've been there. I've felt that. And it's so self-sabotaging. Thing is, in the moment we don't realize how much damage it actually causes. Not just to ourselves, but it highly effects our caregivers and loved ones around us.
It took a very long time for me to understand that this is just me. It's what makes me, me. You aren't defined by your illness. It's just a small part of you.
Don't get me wrong, I certainly still have moments of self-doubt and insecurities with my anxiety and depression. To the point of asking myself, "why am I like this?" But I try to remember that I can either wallow in "why's" and "what if's", OR I can allow the feelings to be with me and not let it throw me off. It's easier said than done, of course, but it does get better. Little by little by you'll notice things don't affect you like they once had, that the thoughts and feelings don't last as long as they once did. Do you know what that means? It means you're growing. You're learning. It means you're deciding not to let it take over your life. It means you've accepted your illness. That you're able to say, "yeah, I have this thing, but fuck off!" 🖕🏻😁
Remember it takes time. There's nothing wrong with you. And you DO NOT need to be fixed.
We can't just snap our fingers.💚