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Re: [GR] It's getting better! ...Wait, no. It's getting worse.

I think relapsing is okay as long as it can be controlled. Impulsiveness can be dangerous in a relapse, that's way strategies and coping skills are important. A replase can mean learning even more skills and learning how strong we can be Smiley Happy

It's important not to beat ourselves up after a relapse, e.g. scars fade after time

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Re: [GR] It's getting better! ...Wait, no. It's getting worse.

It's definitely okay to relapse. It's part of the process. Or at least that's how I try to think of it...

 

Negatives: Leaves you feeling guilty, maybe ashamed, feels like a step backwards.

 

Positives: can be empowering, affirming the importance of moving forward

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I think your insight on the importance of strategies and coping mechanisms is amazing @loves netball! And I totally agree with your positives on it! <3

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Totally agree @loves netball and I think you raise a really good point about how impulsiveness means that skills/strategies are so important

My freedom is an agreement with myself. It's an acceptance and love for who I am that isn't dependent on performance or the will of other people - Renee Yohe
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Yeah, these are some great positives everyone! Things I must write down and remember!
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Moving on to our next question.

This one is similar to the previous ones but i'm keen to see your responses:

 

What things do you think have or could lead you to having a relapse?

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Something triggers me - past stuff that hasn't been addressed properly/ stressful events/ major changes in routine and everyday life stuff/ uni/ social situations

Nightmares that really upset me

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I think anything from bad memories and triggers to anniversaries of past events. Sometimes there isn't much of a reason that is visible, but is more of a subconscious decrease in our mood.
I think that momentary loss of cognitive thought is what causes most relapses. Some may be as a result of impulse and others are an underlying sense of failure that comes through.
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What things do you think have or could lead you to having a relapse?

 

Having a crisis, feeling overwhelmed or stressed, not having enough alone time, etc. But pushing through tough times or things that I feel like I "can't do" is what makes me ultimately stronger 

 

 

 

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Bting off more than I can chew and not respecting my limitations is something that has lead or could lead to relapse for me...

My freedom is an agreement with myself. It's an acceptance and love for who I am that isn't dependent on performance or the will of other people - Renee Yohe
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