Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. -Brené Brown
I’ve done my fair share of running from my stories. Got myself in depressionland trying to run from my darkness, not wanting to accept my vulnerabilities. And most of all feeling shame and blaming myself and others for all that had befallen me. Depression wasn’t a vacation, although to outsiders, it might’ve looked like it, I felt like I was caught in a circular hallway made of doors opening to nowhere. It was dark and gloomy and it felt as if it would never end.
Therapy helped me to own my story, the good and the bad. It was a process, but with the support of my therapist, yoga, the support of friends and family and a willingness to feel better, I remember the gloom lifting progressively and wisps of hope coming back into my life. I drew from them to move forward and get out of my dungeon of dark thoughts.
As I got back to the light I was able to step back into my life. I learned valuable lessons from this:
- you are not your thoughts;
- this to shall pass;
- rest when you need it;
- support and help are always available when you ask for it;
- go take a walk and breath;
- take responsibility for what is yours (actions, thoughts, feelings);
- Do more of what you love!
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