So Ipromised a new series and you’re going to get it. So in December I went to a little chat in mental health and rock and all that. I think I even wrote a blog post about it. Okay maybe I don’t… I’m not quite sure, at least I can’t find it. Anyways it was held by Craig Lewis.
He wanted to get a word out about himself and he gave me the workbook he made Better Days and a book. I really need to read and write about it… but I was supposed to review them and let him know how it works. So here it is.
The first topic he touches on is Sometimes We Struggle and I think it’s a very good topic to start off with and here are what I wrote about the whole thing.
I do understand that sometimes we struggle but while I understand it I also struggle about struggling. I think in today’s society we are forced to be someone or something big, someone we might not always want to be.
I think I need to understand that struggling and dwelling whilst struggling with actual problems is not going to help to solve the problems that made you struggle anyways. I need to understand that I’m in charge of my own life and that’s the way to solve all of my struggles.
The workbook has a small topic to talk about the whole topic and then a few questions and I’m going to write out the questions and my answers.
- Do you believe that there is meaning and value in your struggling and why?
- I do believe that I do have value in my struggle and definitely a meaning. I think that I need to understand that everyone has problems and many have even similar problems and it is okay to struggle sometimes. I need to understand that I can conquer my struggles and meanwhile struggling I need to understand that I have the ability to learn from everything that comes to my way whilst in recovery.
- In your daily life, how do you manage the ups and downs that you face without being thrown off course (give two examples)?
- For example when I’m in school I like to just ignore the struggle and listen to music or talk to friends. I tend to just try to distract myself from the downs since I don’t want strangers to interfere with my life and my problems.
- At home I usually start writing about it, it might not always be the thing I need to be doing but I have the oppurtunity to write and I should use it. This prevents me from falling deeper in to the whole of self-loathing.
- What are the three reasons that you are fighting fo your recovery?
- I want to be mentally and physically healthy
- I have dreams I want to achieve and I know I will if I achiege the first point.
- I need to prove myself that I can and that I’m worth it.
I know that the answers could be a lot longer but I’m taking my time into getting into this workbook. I don’t know if I will do the next one tomorrow but it all depends on my mood and the amout of time I have. I want it to be a daily thing but I don’t know how well it would work for me if I rushed through it.
I also want to know what do you think of this format so it would be nice if you would let me know. I would appreciate if you told me wether you have any experience with this workbook and how did it work for me because I’m a bit sceptical of it working just on me without any support group or any specialist by my side but we shall see.