Something that’s helped a lot since hearing it — “if it’s coming up, it’s coming out.”
My intrusive thoughts, out-of-the-blue anxiety or trauma stuff, and random mood swings/dark spells scare the shit out of me, especially if seemingly nothing triggered them and they just hit me. I start fearing that I’m not actually getting better.
Telling myself that if it’s coming up, it’s coming out has helped me so much this month to remain curious when those things DO hit me “randomly”…I’m slowly getting better at observing these things from a bit of a distance, asking what might’ve prompted them, asking what about this thought/feeling/urge scares me so much. I’m starting to learn that my body/mind/soul give me things to process when I am ready to process them, so although they might feel unprompted or random, if I’m crying all of a sudden about a painful memory it’s because that memory is coming up for me SO that I can process it, learn from it, and let it go on its way out. Just a lil nugget that’s helping ✨❤️🩹✨
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