Old habits die hard, and it can be even harder to find new places to go or people to spend time with – but when all you have done in the past has brought you misery, try something new! Starting over in life is a concept that may seem extreme, but to start over with a new mental mindset is not a bad idea. I have been at a place in my past that I could not see the forest for the trees, and it took moving away from where the “action” was to make me realize that I just needed a new attitude towards how I allow myself to be treated – and how I treated myself, for that matter.
To move away from the painful and mentally draining situations in my life took bravery, but I am at a much better place now because of it. I still need to work out the kinks that are left – I am slowly doing that – and I am happy to say that there is much less resistance against the goads. I also believe that the stubborn streak that I used as my defense against the pain and hurt has been tamed enough for me to allow loved ones to guide me more. Every new mental health victory on my healing journey adds so much to my happiness level, and I hope that this post can be encouraging to others!