Balancing States of Mind

My support worker comes on a Sunday evening and I normally cook with them but it’s been a very up and down weekend and this morning I was thinking how much I enjoyed the wee the pub I went to on Wednesday night so tonight that is what I am doing.

Going to the pub.

Because I want to.

Not because I planned to or said I would, or because I feel like I have to because I “always do X on X nights”. 

I just WANT to.

"Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process."

- Emery Allen  (via weaverofstars)

(Source: wethinkwedream, via huffingtonpostwomen)

sheisaswirl:

Lessons Learned In A Mental Hospital

I love watching Tedxtalks on YouTube, and this is DEFINITELY one of my favorites. She had an amazing recovery, and really has some helpful insights for what she’s been through.

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

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Imagaine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with £86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.


What would you do?

Draw out every penny, of course. Right?

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”

You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as you get from it the utmost health, happiness and success.

The clock is running. Make the most of today

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- Robert Rossomondo (via countingthedaysaway)

What It Means to Really Take Care of Yourself

There’s so much more to recovery than weight restoration and quitting [insert behaviour of choice here]. 

That is a start but it’s only a start.

euphemistiq:

I keep thinking that I get braver by the day.

But I don’t think it’s bravery, necessarily. I’m still the same. But I’m more willing to push outside my comfort zone. If something frightens me, I make myself do it. And because I’m such a shy little jerk, these big acts of scariness are usually just something like… ask someone a clarifying question when I don’t understand, trying something new without knowing 110% of the details and getting 5 trial runs first, approaching people in general… I don’t know. It feels good. It really does.

Me too. And I was trying to think of a word for it because so far all I have is metaphors.

But it really does feel good.

"Choosing life means believing that someday, regardless of how long it takes, you will be free."

- (via savingkadee)