Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.”
What exactly does it mean?
Well, time has taught me, that…
1) Recovery means different things to different people.
2) Recovery is a loaded term!
3) Recovery should not be the “catch all” that it sometimes is.
Unfortunately, the above is true for a lot of people with mental illness(es). So true in fact, that, my definition of recovery had to stand out (at least in the sense that I understood what recovery meant and what it didn’t mean). For me.
Recovery according to Mio…
To strive for a better version of myself today!
As I do some personal development, I am reminded that yesterday is gone. And, for all intents and purposes, it is gone for good!
Thus, I am trying to reminisce far less than what I have in the past, focusing more and more on the day in front of me aka the present moment, or the “here and now,” for those who enjoy eastern philosophy/religion. 🙂
While writing this post, I was reminded that I don’t want to be a hypocrite! IN ANY WAY!
So, while I don’t fully believe in a destination for recovery, I do think we can (and should) try to develop habits that help us! And, this is no matter how long that takes…
I am not sure how far I will personally be able to get (again, no destination), but chances are good, that if I stay on this path, I will realize that I am doing far better on it than I am off of it (trying to stick to good habits is the key).
Do you have any effective strategies for grounding yourself and/or developing lasting habits?