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Staying strong with an illness that tells you that you aren’t.

Talking about my personal struggles isn’t always easy especially when I can’t really make sense of it sometimes. I feel vulnerable, but I believe in honest writing. I don’t want to sugar coat anything. I don’t want anyone to feel I have a perfect life, because I’m human and none of us are perfect, no matter what social media appears to be. We all struggle, we all have times of intense sadness, we all need help and we all need someone to listen. I write in hopes of helping others and making some sort of difference.

Anxiety. Depression. Chronic Pain.

Doubt. Second guessing. Worthlessness. Hopelessness. Paranoia. Confusion.

These are all things that so many of us deal with on a daily basis.

For me, it’s like anxiety tells me I’m overreacting and unlovable, depression tells me im crazy and worthless. I second guess myself and am confused as to why I feel these ways.

Then other days, I feel okay. Not great or happy or hopeful, but just okay. A very strong numbed feeling of okay.

The best way for me to stay strong is simple for me. Constant positive self talk.

Yeah I know, it sounds ridiculous and hard and not effective, but think about your illness makes you feel. It tells you all those negative things i mentioned and the more it tells you, the more you believe it, so I fight back with positive self talk.

I will do this.

I will succeed.

there is hope.

I will feel better someday.

I will be happy someday.

I will change lives.

I will help others.

These the things I tell myself over and over again and after a while, I believe it and it helps me stay strong. I force myself to believe it. I look in the mirror and say it out loud.

This is important to me. To have faith in the good in the world. To have faith in myself and my own strength. To stay positive. To spread loving kindness whenever I can.

This month is drug and alcohol recovery month. If you are struggling, please reach out.

The main page links to resources that help. Scroll down to the bottom and reach out and always, always know you are loved and important and worthy.

 

-Tiffany

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Disclosure: This blog may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are strictly my own and do not reflect the company or product I am reviewing. Disclaimer: Sweet Honeybee Health and it’s owners are not medical professionals. Content on this website is intended for informational purposes only. I research and write on numerous health topics and companies. Do not use the information you find on this site as medical advice. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a medical professional prior to trying any health remedy, no matter how safe or risk-free it may claim to be.

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