Let’s poll the experts—the people living with severe mental illness.
How can I return to a place of “better” functioning? Is it even “possible?” How can I get back to “good?”
I don’t know that I can do that to be honest!
For me, it’s about highlighting what I can do! It’s about finding what works for me, and expanding upon that!
And, for the record, I believe we can learn from everyone (as everybody has something to teach us).
Just today, I think I learned something of value, regarding my lists: calendars, to-do items, and schedules.
This (at least I am trying it on for size):
I have 1) A CALENDAR for appointments. 2) A TO DO list of projects I sometimes get done in a day (and sometimes not). 3) A SCHEDULE of recurring items that I now break into “easy” and “difficult.”
Now, this approach will only mean something if it’s “implemented,” and if I celebrate my accomplishments along the way!
Is all of this list “completion” just wishful thinking? Can implementing these ideas, help in any way?
When consistency is the problem (and it is my problem), the short answer is, “we’ll see.”
Life is damn difficult, mental illness is even more difficult than that, and no one can live out our journey’s but us!
As always (no matter how cheesy it may sound), I take life one day at a time!
How about you? What kinds of things are you doing to stay on top of your mental health? Especially during COVID?