3 Reasons Why I Haven’t Completely Lost My Sanity

Let’s be real, I lost it a long time ago (hence the making of this blog). If you aren’t familiar with my story and the main reasoning for my blog, I’ll give you just a little bit of info. A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It was a rough ride and ultimately I ended up on a psychiatric hold and hospitalized. You can read the full story here. At that time I felt lower than ever. I was embarrassed and ashamed. But, as time went on I realized there was nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s because I’m proud of the progress I made.

There could have been many times where I lost my mind and probably ended up back where I vowed never to go again. My life for sure isn’t all flowers and daisies. We all have our ups and downs but they’re what shape us. Since being in the hospital, a lot has changed, and I have so much more to live for. My son is my world and I never want to be away from him. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been doing to help keep my sanity. Keep in mind that everyone is different so not everything will be helpful for everyone.

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Faith

I’ve always been a believer in God but every time I made the effort to get closer to him I’d do good for a while and sorta put it on the back burner. I grew up in a religious household so it’s not new to me. I have been doing a better job at this. I’ve been looking to God for answers about a lot of things. This is one of the main reasons why I don’t worry as much anymore. I know that God has a plan for me and he knows exactly what he’s doing so I choose to leave it in his hands.

Affirmations

Yay! Talking to yourself is finally normalized! Y’all, the only person that can truly make you feel good, is you. So tell yourself sweet nothings, and make yourself happy. Firmly tell the universe what you want. When I do this my self-confidence instantly boosts and it gives me more hope.

It’s just not worth it

Stop and think if the headache is worth it because most times it’s not. After years and years of constant disappointment and getting my hopes up, the negative effect it had on me has taken a toll. But it a good way because I know now that it’s really just not worth it. Especially if it’s towards a person who isn’t fully invested. Something like that is not worth it. I would much rather save all that energy and put it toward something meaningful.

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How are you all keeping sane in a world full of chaos? Stay safe and well everyone!

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As always, thanks so much for reading! Questions, comments, and feedback are always welcome. If you enjoyed this post, please comment, like and share! Make sure to check out my Instagram; @tianiangela_ and my latest video on YouTube💋

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13 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why I Haven’t Completely Lost My Sanity

  1. I agree! I would also add that you don’t have to believe in God or a higher being, or belief in SOMETHING is essential. It can be in yourself, in nature, in family/friends, anything. AS long as that thing gives you a reason for living, ❤

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  2. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a few years ago too and all three of the things you mentioned have helped me as well. I think having faith in something helps us to stop worrying about the future. Affirmations help me a lot too because they really helped me think of myself in a positive way and I know it’s so weird to think about talking to yourself but it’s actually really good for your brain.

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