I don’t want to feel like a fish with no water.
I want to feel the water’s pulse as I wade.
I will make sure to hydrate throughout the day to keep myself going.
I don’t want to feel like an overinflated balloon that will pop at any moment.
I want to be filled with the proper amount of energy to tackle my day.
I will discover how to use my sudden and unpredictable bursts of energy in a productive manner.
I don’t want to feel like water that is about to boil over because the flame was left on too high.
I want to feel like the simmers of excitement before the water comes to a boil.
I will work to make each day a little more special than the one before it.
I don’t want to feel like a cell phone with no service when one is in an immediate crisis.
I want to feel like a cell phone that literally sees the light at the end of the tunnel where service will resume.
I will map out my goals and take positive steps each day in order to achieve them.
I don’t want to feel like an airplane that is stuck on auto pilot.
I want to feel like I am in control of my life.
I will tell myself that only I can control how I respond to any situation.
I don’t want to feel like an electronic device on low battery with no charger.
I want to feel energized throughout the day.
I will refuel myself during the day with food, hydration, and a calming atmosphere.
I don’t want to feel like a bike with a flat tire.
I want to feel like myself despite my mental illness.
I will feel like myself because of my mental illness.
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