By Cece Flores
I know I’m not the only one who ever feels this way, and that in itself is validating. But there are times when simply acknowledging that you’re not technically alone won’t do much to ease your panic. I’m talking about those moments when repeating some mantra urging yourself to stay positive won’t quell the worry or stop the anger from boiling over. These are moments when action and not just words or thoughts are required. These are moments where, hard as it may be, you need to fight for yourself.
It’s difficult and I’ve never been particularly good at it. The first therapist who ever made an impact on my life, God rest her soul, used to crack down on me for this a lot. I’d roll my eyes at her suggestions for self-care, reaching my hands out to express instead my desire to be medicated so as not to have to deal at all. Of course, medication can be super helpful. But you will land, time and time again, in a steaming pile of doo if you don’t learn to do things that can help you when they’re not quite enough. Continue reading