What are your goals?

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The DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) says identifying life goals is the heart of the recovery process.

When you see a future for yourself, you will become motivated to do all you can to reach that future.

Your goals can be big or small– it doesn’t matter, just set some.

Ask yourself:

What motivates me?
What interests me?
What would I do more if I could?
What do I want?
What do I care about, or what did I care about before my illness?
Where do I want my life to go?
What brings me joy?
What are my dreams and hopes?

Develop goals and dreams and then work towards them.
Don’t let your illness rob you of purpose.

Don’t be afraid to get help

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Many different people follow my blog.
Some of you have a mental illness.
And some of you love someone with a mental illness.
And we have a few mental health professionals too.
And then there are some of you who think you may have a mental illness, but you’re really not sure.
If you belong to the latter group, I encourage you to see a mental health professional so you can get properly diagnosed.
You don’t have to sit up and wonder if you have a mental illness or not. It’s nothing to be afraid of.
Once you accept the reality of your disease, you can use your energies to overcome it.

Best of luck to you,