Honestly, I feel a bit like a fake lately. Here I am sharing tips and skills, and I’m barely holding it together. At least, from my view I’m barely holding it together. A friend recently said, “You’re holding yourself to some crazy standards thinking that you aren’t enough.” Well, perhaps. I hold myself to the… Read More Freeform Friday: Taking my own advice
How many times have you done your best, poured your heart and soul into something, and received no recognition? No one recognized how hard it was. No one saw how you struggled to learn things so you could do well. No one realized you did this on top of all your other work. No one… Read More Motivational Monday: Do Your Best Anyway
Have you ever avoided doing something because it scared you? I’m not talking, “That thing made me feel so nervous!” I mean, “my heart was racing, I couldn’t put words together, and my entire body was shaking!” I’m going to bet you have, because every single person on the planet has had that happen at… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Be Brave In Small Ways
Sometimes, when I look around at my life and my current state of mind I get frustrated, but also encouraged. That sense of encouragement is really important right now, as I fight the depression. It’s all about knowing that while I feel like a ship left behind on a dried up lake… I know that… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking at reality
I got a couple messages last week asking if I was okay after the post about my current mental state. Short version: Yes. I’m okay. Long version: I’m not okay, but I will be. I’m too stubborn to just give up. It’s helpful at times like this when what I’d really like is to crawl… Read More Freeform Friday: Yep, still here.
Did you know that there are thousands of quotes about taking responsibility for your own life? Each one points out that the only person responsible for you, who can save you, who can get you where you want to go, is you. I know, when we’ve been wounded, we want to point at the person… Read More Motivational Monday: Take Responsibility
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
I’m sharing this in part because I feel I owe everyone an explanation for dropping off the face of the earth. Also, it’s possible that somewhere in here, I’ll have information that will help someone who is just beginning their struggle with post-covid symptoms. This will be a long post as there is much to… Read More Freeform Friday: An abbreviated version of the past year of my life.
Distress tolerance is the third module in DBT therapy. This section is exactly what it sounds like; how to handle those overwhelming moments.
First, thank you, each of you who sent encouraging messages the last few days. It has been appreciated, and helpful. I think things just hit critical mass, then I had some relief, and between the two my entire being said “screw you, I quit.” (general review of my world below the cut)