i’ve started trying to go easier on myself.
i’ve been forcing myself to eat a snack or take a break from trying to work even if i haven’t made any progress yet because i shouldn’t have to earn food.
i won’t let myself stress over schoolwork past midnight. if i still haven’t finished something i will wake up in the morning and do it then.
i stopped myself from saying i looked pathetic for the way i was trying to cope with my anxiety the other day, there is nothing pathetic about addressing your needs.
i’ve been trying to eat more. i’ve always struggled with making myself eat but i know my body needs fuel so im trying. none of it is very healthy but it is better to eat a grilled cheese or a bag of chips than nothing at all.
i refuse to feel bad about my grades. letting that get to me is only going to make my life harder.
i am proud of myself for making it through my first semester of college. i am proud of myself for getting here. i am proud of myself for still being alive and for all of the progress i have made. i am trying not to cry writing this.
i’ve been trying to treat myself with care for the first time, and i still have a long way to go but its a start.
i know these are all very small in the grand scheme of things, but they are a big deal to me. i have struggled my whole life with valuing myself in any way so these baby steps are very big for me.
i just wanted to be able to share that with people who will hopefully understand and be proud of me too.
thank you <3
(please feel free to share ways you’ve been learning to look after yourself as well)