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Always remember that the life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.
The things that happened in your past don’t define you. Keep your head up and keep moving forward ❤️
You are not your past.
People might try to judge you based on your past, but you are not your past.
There are a lot of people who knew me in the past and I can guarantee you they would not believe how different I am today.
I used to be completely self-destructive, harming myself in anyway I could possibly think of. I smoked, I drank, and I just all around made really bad decisions for myself and my well-being.
I did plenty of things I am not proud of in the past, but I am not that person anymore. I have learned so much from my past self, but I have chosen not to dwell on the person I once was. I am not her anymore.
Don’t let anyone judge you by who you used to be. You are you right now in this moment. Your past can stay in the past.
I don’t know who needs to hear this today but, peace is the result of re-training your mind to process life as it is rather than what you think it should be.
I used to really beat myself up over thinking I was not where I was supposed to be in life. I graduated later than all of the people I graduated high school with, I lived with my parents longer than I thought most people do, and I just constantly felt like I wasn’t where I should be in life.
At this point in my life, I’ve learned to accept and love where I am in life and what I’m doing. My journey looks a lot different than other people’s journeys and that’s okay.
It’s easy to compare yourself to what other people are doing because of social media, but we really only see a tiny glimpse of what people CHOOSE to share on social media.
Learn to love the life you’re living now…find your peace.
Let’s be honest, sometimes recovery is hard.
You’ll constantly hear people telling you things like “stay positive” and it’s definitely not always easy when you feel completely broken.
This is your reminder that staying positive doesn’t always mean being happy all the time.
On the hard days, remind yourself that better days are coming.
Recovery isn’t linear. There will be good days and there will be bad days. Keep your head up, you’ve got this.
I feel like people with mental illness get a bad rep. Everyone always feels like they need to walk on eggshells around us. They feel that we are oversensitive, weak. But, the reality is we are fighters. We keep fighting even on the worst days.
Having feelings doesn’t make us weak. Having bad days doesn’t make us weak. It’s easy to look at someone who is an emotional wreck and just assume that they can’t handle life. But, you have no idea what could have happened to them that day. Something awful could have happened to them. They could have had something trigger them to having flashbacks of past trauma. Their anxiety or depression can just be really heavy and overwhelming that day.
As someone who has suffered at the hands of my mental illness, I can tell you people like me are not weak. I have pushed through and continued on days when my brain told me to just end it. I have gone to school and work on days where my anxiety was making my skin crawl and had me in fight or flight.
I’m sure there were days that it was noticeable to those around me, like the days I couldn’t stop the silent tears from streaming down my face while I was at work or school. If I were weak, I would have not showed up to work. Instead, I showed up and I pushed through those days.
I have had people treat me like absolute shit and walk all over me. I have been physically and emotionally abused. Sure, those things have done a lot of harm to me, but instead of letting them break me, I’m still here. There were a lot of days I did not want to be here, but I fought so hard to continue. Despite everything that I’ve been through, I still try to be a good person. I also still try to see the good in people.
At the end of the day, we are all human. We all have good days and bad days. None of us should be defined by our bad days. You never know what someone is going through.
“Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I’m fighting the hardest.”Unknown
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Sometimes when things get tough, you need some inspirational quotes to get you through. Read below as Ella, Ally, and Kailey share quotes that have helped them on their recovery journey!
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