Willingness versus Willfulness

In case you missed the Podcast yesterday, here’s the video!

Willingness is an important part of your mental health journey. If you aren’t willing to put the effort in to try for yourself then no one is going to be able to help you to do so. It’s a sad fact that loved ones need to be aware of as well. You cannot force someone to try. That’s not to say you should give up on them, but keeping this fact in mind is important.

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about therapy not working for them. Or even having DBT sessions and not feeling like it worked for them. It’s really important to remember that there is no instant fix to mental health issues. Even the medications that you receive from your doctor will take some time. Many of the medications for mental health disorders take a few days or more to build up in your system before you’ll start to notice their effect.

Taking an active role in your therapy and medications is part of the willingness to improve your own mental health. If you’ve never had therapy before, this article is very useful. (I linked it over in my Discord, but I know some people are not on there.) If I could go back in time and hand my younger self this piece to read, I honestly think it would have made things easier. In the past, I was very willful concerning my treatment. I didn’t want to be seen in a bad light.

I think that’s a matter I’ll leave for another post. I apologize for the short length of today’s blog entry. I have to take my bunny to the veterinarian. She’s been sneezing, wheezing, and has a runny nose. Hopefully they’ll be able to help her. Thank you again for reading! I’ll add some photographs of my bun as pet tax.

Velveteen is a Dwarf/Mini Rex Rabbit. My sister got her sometime around Christmas of 2012. In March of 2014, she came to live with me and my ex-husband. She is a very sweet, affectionate animal. She loves to travel. She’s been across the Eastern part of the United States multiple times. Rabbits are lovely pets, but potential owners should be aware they do have certain needs.

Rabbits cannot be left alone for long periods of time. They are like dogs and will eat all of their food in one go. They can be litter box trained like cats, but they do create hundreds of pellets each day. SO be prepared for poop. They are very destructive. Chewing on anything possible, whether it be your walls or your cords or digging up your carpet. They NEED lots of stimulation to prevent getting bored and lots of EXERCISE.

Thanks again for reading! Oof, looks like I made a mini post about my bun. Haha.

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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