Encourage One Another
One of the most important reasons for my blogging is to encourage one another. It’s a quintessential motive for my stabilize my recovery. Without it, I suffer social and emotion isolation. Social isolation “refers to complete or near complete to people and society.” This is particularly detrimental for someone who is an extrovert by nature. The risk factors are many but, social adversity stands out most to me. Emotion isolation is the feeling of being separate from others. The two may go hand in hand. If I am separate from others than I am completely isolated from others.
Michael Bond’s article on “How extreme isolation warps the mind”, identifies that “isolation is physically bad for us…Loneliness infers with a whole range of everyday functioning.” Such illnesses like “high blood pressure, stress hormones, even leading to Alzheimer, dementia, and verbal reasoning.”Initially I enjoyed the isolation of the hassle and stress of everyday social living. It brought me such freedom to not put on the masks we play among the working society. Than the love for isolation has become a daily routine making heading back out there more and more difficult.
My medication regimen makes it difficult for me to drive and I could never put myself or others at such a risk of recklessness. I do attempt every effort to keeping myself busy. All of which, are my myself, Instead, I rely of social networking in attempt to encourage others and to educate by living through my own transgressions. It is never easy to shed my experiences in public but, if I don’t, I won’’t find the support and encouragement from others like myself.
My interventions are basic and not entirely accomplished. I aam working on a trusting relationship established between my husband and I. You may think that this is common place among partners but, not all significant others are felt to be trustworthy. Some interpersonal relationships remain superficial in conversations to avoid conflict or fear of admitting their struggles, particularly when it comes to mental illness. I still suffer from a fear to bring my husband into my therapy sessions. I fear that our sessions will take a drastic turn once my husband verbalizes his perceptions. Even though I do my very best to provide my therapist an accurate view from both sides I fear the “lectures” I receive at home. I guess, my most trusting relationship is my therapist. He’s the one person whom I can shed my dirty laundry without judgement. Don’t be mistaken by only receiving encouragement and support for my actions, I do have my share of a firm redirection.
-To get back out there and form new relationships.
-Preserve my own integrity.
-Don’t take anything personally.
I’m sure there are other worthy interventions but, these are the most important to me.Have I accomplished these terms? Heck, no but, I am aware of my goals and will try to incorporate them as apart of my character.
My therapists repeats that “1/3rd of my social circle will not like me. 1/3rd will be ambivalent and 1/3rd will like me no matter what. Adhere to those who like me as they are the ones who will support and encourage me in my recovery.
They are my brownstone charm worth encouraging one another.