At this point, I'd settle for not being in constant pain.
I'm a big fan of Fearne's style and general lifestyle, so thought I'd give this book a go.
At first glance, though it's very beautiful, I don't think it's for someone in my particular situation. Yes, there's lots of tips for how to deal with life's inevitable 'downs' and training your brain to choose positivity.
Yes, we absolutely have the freedom to choose how we react to events and given situations; I'm a big proponent of having a positive attitude, but we need to also be honest about the fact that 'happiness' ISN'T always a choice for everyone. Believe me: no one chooses this.
I regularly practice positive thinking and gratitude and a whole lot more, but there are times when none of that is enough in the face of what you're up against.
There may be things you can do to help yourself, but 'happiness' is not a choice when you actually have a chemical imbalance.
I see those quotes all the time, and it's pretty irritating.
I understand it, and when I'm well, I employ the technique, but mental illness is hella real, and very few people can choose to just not have it anymore. It's too simplistic. And that's not to diss Fearne at all -love her. But I've a feeling this book is for a different version of me; somewhere further down the road, if I get there.
It's a great source of what I call 'wellness tools', which I often employed during the years I was well.
So I might flip through it a bit this evening, as it's been a difficult day, but then I might just place it back on the shelf, to be continued when I'm in a place of certain strength. And uninhibited choice. I'll place it in my 'wellness toolbox' ; then it can become something to dip into for inspiration in recovery. .
Maybe I'm not ready for this today.
And that's okay.
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