Here’s a quick post with some affirmations. In my last post, I mentioned really struggling through my latest transition and with my mental health. I’ve had several people ask me how things are going and I’m giving myself some time to try out new things before I recommend them. I’ve missed posting recordings, so I thought today’s little post would be a good time to do one. Say these to yourself along with me or keep them somewhere you’ll see. I often write myself affirmations and hang them up.
I am not a product of my past. The things that have happened to me have shaped who I am, but they are not all that I am. There is more to me than past hurt.
That being said, I cannot change what has happened to me. I can regret decisions and situations, or wish that I acted differently, but the fact of the matter is that those things are unchanging. The most I can do is learn and accept the past because resenting it doesn’t serve me.
One way to counteract an unreconciled past is imagining for the future. Dreaming is simple and a free escape.
I’m not burdening anyone by reaching out. It’s probably better to reach out in hard times than to be altogether unavailable.
So long as I’m not harming myself or others, I can heal in whatever ways I need to. Healing doesn’t have to be shameful. It’s okay to ask for help.
As satisfying as instant gratification might be, getting better will take time. Know what works, stick to it andtest out new things.
It’s okay that things are good. Don’t be afraid to welcome joy, love, peace or comfort. They may be new, but they’re not dangerous.
[Image description: A person in a green sweater meditates in front of a cave.]
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