So apparently I was not aware that it was mental health awareness month in May. I am now aware, go me.
Spoon theory was originally thought up as a way of describing to others what it’s like to manage chronic pain, fatigue or other disabilities. I think it’s also a great way to think about anxiety, depression and other debilitating mental health problems.
I would like to share with you a piece I wrote around a year ago that I only shared with one person at the time. It kinda made me want to throw up after I wrote it and you can bet your ass I had a good, hearty cry afterwards. Self compassion is a bitch, my friends. I started this blog because I felt like it was time to share this story and everything that came after it.
I came across this during a day-long binge on inspiring media. His description of descent into panic attacks really mirrored my own experiences. Got me right in the sub-coccal area ❤
Find out more about Steven Hayes and his adventures in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at stevenchayes.com