What a great idea!! Self-Awareness Sunday. Read this post and visit this blog to learn how to be self-aware and accept the things you can manage. What I love about this post is a woman who accepts that depression shows its shadows at times and rather than ignore it, hide in isolation with it, she embraces it and learns to manage her life along with and without the shadows.
One topic that is on top of my list is mental health.
Dealing with depression since being a teenager and now knowing that I suffer from PTSD due to abuse in my childhood makes me aware of how much harder I have it sometimes to achieve certain things.
Please don’t get me wrong: This is not a “Oh, how poor am I” post. But the truth is to see things in a positive way and to go on a new adventure with self-confidence is not anything I can just do. It’s not a question of “cheering up” or “not taking things so seriously”. It’s some chemicals gone wrong in my brain and experiences that taught my brain that danger is everywhere even when it’s not really there. Imagine being on high alert all the time because your brain expects an attack from somewhere. Can you imagine how tiring…
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