I had the house to myself this morning, and I am obsessing over this bodysuit, so I shot some grainy black and whites.
I love that I’m getting more personal questions about my life, sex, relationships, etc. I’m happy to give any info to curious parties or those who want advice! I’m only 24, but I’ve had some intense life experiences that give me some perspective and insight. So don’t be shy!
If you wanna know how I’ve been doing ~emotionally~ lately, I will tell you: Last two weeks were pretty rough. I had some real life things happen to disrupt some of my progress and my brain reverted back to bad thoughts occasionally, but I handled it positively. Some research into Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) really opened my eyes on reacting to situations. As humans, we can overeact, assume things immediately, and get too upset irrationally. One of the main things I took from DBT was the logical reasoning.
An event happens, and before reacting you assess the situation: is it logical for this to make me upset? What are my emotions from this situation? How do I react rationally? Is an emotional reaction appropriate? What are the facts of the situation?
Not only does this help to make sense and make a smarter decision, it gives you time to reflect and not act impulsively. It can help in even the smallest situations. It’s worth researching for sure! Especially if you have trouble regulating emotions.
It was Word Mental Health day a few days ago, which always makes me reflect on my journey with my illness. It’s been so tough, I’ve tried to give up several times, and it’s a day to day, sometimes hour by hour fight. I can only speak for myself and my experience with Bipolar/PTSD/Impulsivity/Anxiety. But all I really want to do is help others realize you can cope with it and live a rich happy life. I am now a college graduate, becoming more successful in my field, in a happy fulfilling relationship, and have long term life goals. With a lot of hard work and self knowledge, you can live happily with a mental illness, something I never thought I’d believe.
You can cope and be happy and alive and beautiful and successful. I believe in you. Trust.