Just a reminder as we start the New Year:
Recovery doesn’t mean the elimination or even absence of symptoms. It means the management of symptoms – using whatever system you have.
My symptoms will be here. Some intermittently, others permanently. Sometimes they’re really bad. Sometimes I don’t notice them at all.
But the important thing is to keep going and use the supports I have.
Realistically: sometimes, nothing seems to help, and one must endure until it does pass. Never forget to use whatever treatment, coping skills, support, and perseverance you have, and the dark times will always pass.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!