This is the frame of my mind you need to recover with mental illness. Keep moving forward! When I had my nervous breakdown, I felt paralyzed. I was terribly sick physically and just existing was painful. Deep breaths and baby steps, became my mantra.
Healing has many levels and the journey is different for everyone. It has been 13 years since my breakdown and I’m still on the road of recovery.
Through the years, I often feel the return of that drudge pace, like I am walking in mud. Thinking I will NEVER heal, dragging my depression with all my might. Holding on to a thread of hope while I snail through life.
I feel like I have finally come out of the heavy and thick darkness, and I am standing where I can see the light at the other end of the tunnel; but, sometimes that light seems so far away. Each day, I pull myself out of the dark, acknowledge my fears, put my healing hat on and inch forward.
Some days, it takes a little push, others a brave leap, and then there are the days I just can’t move, and that’s okay too.
Where every you are on your journey, hang in there! Know that all of those baby steps add up and you ARE moving forward. You ARE healing.
One deep breath and baby step at a time!!