Posted by SLS on November 4, 2016, at 6:26:22
In reply to Lately, posted by Clearskies on November 3, 2016, at 23:17:00
> My sucesses have been achieved by setting the bar lower.
> It hurt at the time but my pride got over it. Feels good to achieve things finally, instead of not being able to do anything. Set that bar lower. Magic.
> I joined the Y!!! because my neighbor came with me, with the same anxieties. It made that first, blindingly fast class seem tolerable. I only cried once. Plus the whirlpool.
> Oh, and parts of my apartment are clean.
I am closer to "lowering the bar". I don't want to, damn it, but I think I might accomplish more with your ways of dealing with things.
You are absolutely right about accepting one's challenges and to work with them instead of against them. Yes, the acceptance is the hardest part, especially when I was functioning at a much higher level before getting sick. I could write a lot more here, but it would only serve to immerse us in negative and demoralizing thinking.
I have had to accept going from being one of the brightest people in the room to being one of the most dull-witted. The ways in which my depression affects me leave me feeling subhuman.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw