hi G Nugs. I am also glad to hear a couple of the major things are sorted at least for the short term.
for me personally I often have to keep my focus narrow to just trying to have a good day. Good days are just good hours that happen one after another and good hours are just hours filled with mostly good minutes. I try to take it slow and try not to let myself get off track.
As for the heavy burden…I guess when it finds its way creeping in thats an opportunity to get insight into it…what made you start thinking about it…how do you feel, why do you feel that way (often best done with the help of a professional to guide you in the right direction). The past is…well its the past. Its gone and it only has the power we give to it.
If certain things trigger you…at least try to know the triggers so you can be ready storm of it comes, or maybe even be able to side step it.
This isn’t the same thing at all but: I had to drive in traffic yesterday and I kinda hate it and it can help me turn myself into a screaming jackass if I let myself get worked up, so I made sure to be extra chill and I really surprised myself with how well the drive went.
I also find its helpful to be able to laugh at myself. Like when I shop in the produce section at a certain supermarket if I am in the right mood I will get super sad and miss when I would shop there with my ex. Subjectively that is very sad for me, but Objectively I think that is pretty funny, so I end up laughing and crying at the same time in front of the cilantro. Life is weird dude.
I try to handle one problem at a time (for the sake of my own focus) and to celebrate my victories. Some days (like today) its a victory to put ten things on a to do list and get them all crossed off. A job and a place to live and getting your life stable are much larger victories. Just try to make progress daily G Nugs and forgive yourself for setbacks. Try to make more progress than there are setbacks.
If you want to talk about the heavy burden let me know. Post or DM. Take care and ttys.