Borderline Personality Disorder

Recovering from Borderline personality disorder

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helpcorgi:

This is a general self help challenge. Feel free to shift or change things around to fit your abilities.
The key to this challenge is to do the main challenge for that day and also do the ones before (i.e. Day #8 challenge includes all the challenges up to Day #8,excluding Rest Days). This is to build good habits and encourage positive thoughts. Rest days are meant once every week.

Smile to yourself in the mirror and say something kind about yourself


Go to sleep at an appropriate hour that will allow you to get at least 8 hours of sleep


Wake up before 10am


Make yourself a healthy breakfast


Go outside for 20 minutes


Say good morning to someone


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Write one positive thing about yourself


Ask someone about their day/week


[ Special ] Make yourself a wellness toolbox. Put inside all the things that make you feel good


Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, rock it!


Wake up before 9am


Talk to someone (about anything!)


[ Rest day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Compliment yourself


Begin a thoughts journal, record your feelings to identify negative thoughts and tackle them into positive ones


Do stretching exercises when you wake up


Say something kind to someone


Clean your room


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax. 

Resources: 
Sleep calculator: [ x ]
Breakfast Ideas: [ x x x ]
Healthy Drinks: [ smoothies tea hot chocolate other ]
Wellness Toolbox ideas: [ x x ]
Online Notebook/Writing: [ x x ]
Stretching Exercises: [ x x ]
Woof woof! Corgi hopes this can help you get closer to loving yourself!


I might do this :) it looks achievable.

helpcorgi:

This is a general self help challenge. Feel free to shift or change things around to fit your abilities.

The key to this challenge is to do the main challenge for that day and also do the ones before (i.e. Day #8 challenge includes all the challenges up to Day #8,excluding Rest Days). This is to build good habits and encourage positive thoughts. Rest days are meant once every week.

  1. Smile to yourself in the mirror and say something kind about yourself

  2. Go to sleep at an appropriate hour that will allow you to get at least 8 hours of sleep

  3. Wake up before 10am

  4. Make yourself a healthy breakfast

  5. Go outside for 20 minutes

  6. Say good morning to someone

  7. [ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.

  8. Write one positive thing about yourself

  9. Ask someone about their day/week

  10. [ Special ] Make yourself a wellness toolbox. Put inside all the things that make you feel good

  11. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, rock it!

  12. Wake up before 9am

  13. Talk to someone (about anything!)

  14. [ Rest day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.

  15. Compliment yourself

  16. Begin a thoughts journal, record your feelings to identify negative thoughts and tackle them into positive ones

  17. Do stretching exercises when you wake up

  18. Say something kind to someone

  19. Clean your room

  20. [ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax. 

Resources: 

Sleep calculator: [ x ]

Breakfast Ideas: [ x x x ]

Healthy Drinks: [ smoothies tea hot chocolate other ]

Wellness Toolbox ideas: [ x x ]

Online Notebook/Writing: [ x x ]

Stretching Exercises: [ x x ]

Woof woof! Corgi hopes this can help you get closer to loving yourself!

I might do this :) it looks achievable.

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Recovery is a conscious choice. It’s not something brought about by repeat hospital visits and pills and forced therapy sessions. Those things only supplement it. But what recovery really is is a conscious choice to wake up tomorrow and want to live. It’s a choice to drive across a bridge and not want to jump into the water, but to admire the view.
Megan on choosing recovery (via expresswithsilence)

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To everybody who has sent me a message recently and not had a reply, please bear with. The emotional fallout from the end of a 5 year long relationship is making life difficult. I’m doing better than I ever expected but it’s still incredibly painful. In order to practise self care I am prioritising my time and energy in ways that mean I can’t be a great internet friend or advice giver at the moment. Even when the answers seem simple, it’s not as straightforward as that - composing an adequate reply or tagging the correct people is something I can obsess over and it generates a lot of anxiety in me. So to avoid additional stresses I’m choosing to avoid a lot of things that would be likely to make me anxious. I feel sad that there are significant limits to my capabilities and guilty that I might be letting others down but ultimately I am practising good self care by keeping myself from becoming overwhelmed while I am feeling so fragile. I am trying to be positive and proud of myself for knowing how to cope and actually doing what’s best for my wellbeing, but I still feel like an awful person for not burning myself out by giving everything to others who need support.

Baby steps, I’m making positive changes, I’ll get better at this eventually.

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A special level of hell

A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

Maybe there’s extra purgatory for people who were too chicken to fetch a member of staff. Even after I told them to shush and they laughed at me. Little shits. Children should not be allowed out if they are just going to be as annoying as wasps and mosquitos.

We watched boyhood, it was really good! It’s the kind of film I think I’ll watch again because I’m sure I’ll notice different things the second time around. It was filmed over 12 years using the same cast members, it was painfully real at times. Painful like you’ve been kicked in the heart-guts but also a few really cringe moments where you really feel the awkward that’s happening on screen.

Also I can confirm for any fellow emetophobia sufferers that there is no vomit. There is one verbal reference to self harm and some domestic violence in case those are your triggers. Otherwise, go see the film if it’s on near you and you like super long indie films (it’s almost three hours long). I haven’t seen The Fault In Our Stars yet but I imagine if the film is true to the book and you enjoyed TFIOS then you would probably like Boyhood. It’s a little less romance and less mortal peril but it’s very real, the characters are just very real.

10/10 would see again

ALSO I stood up to some rude kids and then controlled the mixture of panic and rage that I get after I confront people on their shitty behaviour and managed to stay focused and enjoy the film.

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A petting zoo came to the bpd support group that I attend and I got to cuddle with a meerkat. Other animals present were the meerkat’s lady partner, a skunk, two different types of gecko, a frog, a hedgehog, a leaf/stick insect, a giant millipede and a pair of sleepy sugar gliders.

It was really awesome, I especially enjoyed how affectionate the meerkats were. 

Although now I am tired and falling asleep. 

I didn’t feel especially sociable today but I stayed out of the way and started a friendship bracelet and that was all ok. I am looking after myself by only doing as much as I feel capable of and not pushing myself to do things that will make me too tired or overwhelmed or emotionally vulnerable. It’s hard work to maintain a functioning level of coping when I feel incredibly miserable and sorry for myself. But this is a natural feeling, I’m grieving the end of my relationship.

A petting zoo came to the bpd support group that I attend and I got to cuddle with a meerkat. Other animals present were the meerkat’s lady partner, a skunk, two different types of gecko, a frog, a hedgehog, a leaf/stick insect, a giant millipede and a pair of sleepy sugar gliders.

It was really awesome, I especially enjoyed how affectionate the meerkats were.

Although now I am tired and falling asleep.

I didn’t feel especially sociable today but I stayed out of the way and started a friendship bracelet and that was all ok. I am looking after myself by only doing as much as I feel capable of and not pushing myself to do things that will make me too tired or overwhelmed or emotionally vulnerable. It’s hard work to maintain a functioning level of coping when I feel incredibly miserable and sorry for myself. But this is a natural feeling, I’m grieving the end of my relationship.

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I’m not going to

But I feel like I really need to go to Canada. Immediately.

I harbour the delusion that all my problems will go away if I relocate. This is not true, and chances are I’d freak out because I’d be so far from my comfort zone. But still the urge to go somewhere far away is there. It’s always a place I’ve romanticized and it’ll never live up to my expectations but I still have the strongest urge to go. I feel like I’ll get myself back if I go on some journey.
How can I have left myself in Vancouver though? I’ve never been to Vancouver.

Also the goal of recovery is not to recover my past self, it is to rediscover and create a new and better self that is appropriate to now.

I really wish I wasn’t so restricted by fear. Can’t drink, can’t go out in public in the evenings, can’t have fun, can’t dance, can’t flirt.

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ajrulez130:

riseabovedefeat:

People with anxiety:

  • Know the worry is irrational
  • Want to calm down but can’t
  • Hate the fact that breathing feels like you are trying to breathe rocks instead of air
  • Feel like they are drowning and suffocating.  Telling them to just take a breath and calm down doesnt help.
  • Want to stop shaking but can’t control their limbs.
  • Just plain feel horrible and embarrassed.

Now I kinda understand anxiety from my friends a little

My therapist says to practise mindfulness by focusing on your feet, imagine you are breathing into your big toe and out through your knee (this makes more sense when you actually practise it) you just imagine that’s where all the energy is moving to. Anxiety can’t exist below the waist, so that’s why you focus on your feet. it helps if you are standing or are sitting with your feet flat on the floor. Practice when you feel fine and eventually you’ll be able to nip anxiety in the bud. supposedly, I haven’t been fully successful but it’s helped keep anxiety from blowing over into panic.

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I think a neighbour of mine has a whale song cd

Whatever it is, it’s all new-age with perennial and vague sounds all elongated and overwrought. Pretty sure that’s what whales sound like. Or somebody playing a string instrument a very long way away in a room with terrible echoing acoustics. It’s the kind of music that gets played in those shops that sell incense and batik throws and little statues of Budai.

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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking  (via aviolafyre)

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