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This is work


Since I have joined this forum I have worked harder than if I had a regular job. Coming to grips with this disorder means showing up everyday. It means going to work when you don’t feel like it because all you want to do is roll over and go back to sleep. It means being aware of a healthy diet so you can function on the job. It means sometimes letting calls go to voicemail. It means boundaries and removing toxic situations. It means being attentive to your feelings and not let them interrupt you often while you are working to find a place for them. It means not daydreaming much. It means being on time for appointments and not cancelling lunch dates at the last minute because you don’t feel like keeping that commitment. It means leaving work on time and making room for exercise, reading, watching a program, art or whatever your hobby is. It means getting enough sleep ( very hard work). It means taking your medication on time and not thinking you don’t need it. It means limiting social media and it means looking in the mirror in the morning and saying I did my best. And then going to work that morning. This is a simile.⛑️
amen, but i don't see it as a simile, hulda. if one extends "work" beyond collecting a paycheck. which i do, "work" is the best word i know for the trials and tribulations of recovery. for my entrepreneurial senses, recovery is harder work than any of the work i've ever collected a paycheck for.