It’s just one word, but it is powerful.
Getting a diagnosis can shape how you see the world. It can become how you view yourself and your world. But a diagnosis can also be shaped. It does not have to be the end, a diagnosis can be a new beginning. You do not need to live under a diagnosis. You can live in spite of your illness.
Accepting reality is one of the most important steps that you can take.
Consider the word Reality.
“Reality” begins with the prefix “Re…” “Re” is a root word of words like “Remember” “Retry” and “Recreate.” It is a connotes doing something again, again and then again.
Accepting our reality means that we have to do it again and again. Accepting reality is not a cop out and it is not selling ourselves short. It is giving ourselves a second chance at living the life that we want to live.
How you describe your mental health will frame how you experience your mental health.
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