Here are 5 Affirmations to help you get through the day…

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If you’ve seen previous blog posts of mine, you know I’ve had my fair share of mental and physical illnesses. One thing that helps me are affirmations to remind me to accept myself and encourage me to keep fighting. If you don’t know what an affirmation is, it is a saying that offers emotional support. I used to use affirmations as my phone wallpaper so I could see it anytime I grabbed my phone. Another way to support yourself with affirmations is to tape them on your mirror or wall, so you will see them often. If you need some positive affirmations to lift you up; I have provided 5 that I personally find useful.

 

I let go of all the lies I tell myself.Be patient with yourselfI am enough.I am doing the best that I can and that is enough.I forgive myself.

 

If you have any affirmations you’d like to share, please comment them below!

 

 

Thanks for reading,

Suzy

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Medication and Mental Health: Is it worth it?

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There are two types of people when it comes to mental health. Those who believe in medication and those who don’t. When I go diagnosed with OCD 5 years ago I was against taking medication. The public would always say how it is addictive and wrong so I just grew up to believe it was wrong. The strange thing is not very many seem to think taking medication for your physical health is wrong, so why is it so terrible all of a sudden when it comes to mental health?

Before and after being diagnosed I tried to work really hard without medication. A lot of frustration, some success, and more frustration went into that. There is a lot of opportunity to make progress without medication, but it isn’t for everyone. After I gave it a try for about a year, I realized I needed some extra help. I tried a couple of different medications before I found what works best for me. I’ve been on and off with it since. There are times where I feel like I’ve got it and I am putting in the work. There are also times where I’m so busy with life that I just let the medication do the work for me. You see, OCD isn’t the only mental health issue I’ve had. Sometimes it is exhausting to have to deal with all of this so the medication allows me to live more than suffer through the daily rituals. Between this, my ADD, and the eating disorder I once had… I don’t think there is anything wrong with needed a little more help.

The down side of medication is side effects. I’ve had many, but eventually they do go away. It’s difficult when first starting and its difficult trying to ease off the meds. I definitely think it might not be for everyone. I also don’t think people should be ashamed if they do decide they need a bit more of a boost. At the end of the day I think it all comes down to your health. That’s not something to mess around with so listen to your instincts and do what feels right for you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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