Self-Care and Practicing DBT

DBT Tools is one of my favorite websites when I need to reconnect with my DBT skills. I’ll admit, I haven’t really done any structured DBT work in a few months. I’m not sure if I can feel it. I had to do some self-reflection for this post to contemplate whether or not it was because I have been doing it so long that I don’t need it or if I’m ignoring things on purpose.

I think I’m doing pretty good. I’m not doing perfect and I don’t believe everything is at the point that I want. But I’m doing so much better than I have in the past. I have to give myself some credit. I’ve kept up with “journaling” here at Atelier Whootique. I regularly take my medications and work hard at exercising. I practice my karate. I work on my mental health and my spiritual health as well.

As one of my karate Sensei has said, you can’t compare yourself to someone else. Your progress is something you can only weigh against yourself. There’s always going to be someone that’s better than you. You’re never in the same place of the journey as someone else.

I’ve been keeping really busy this month and I realize it’s because I haven’t wanted to give myself time to dwell on my emotions. I was cleaning our bedroom yesterday and managed to purge a lot of junk and trash. Then I considered doing some cleaning on my Cloud storage as well. That just ended up being a stroll down memory lane. Happy, sad, and bittersweet all at the same time. I also did NOT end up cleaning out any files on the computer.

I think I did pretty good with starting the cleaning. I put a dent in things. Which will hopefully mentally prepare me for tackling my storage unit soon. We don’t touch on that today. But March is only a few days away! And with it, Spring is coming. So Spring cleaning will be a huge part of the coming days. Physically and mentally. I think March is going to be a lot of improved Self-Talk.

Changing the Negative to Positive. I need to look into some worksheets for that. I actually don’t remember seeing that portion of DBT during my group therapy class. I’ll have to dig my DBT coloring flashcards back out as well. Some mindful coloring would probably be a good way to quell my racing thoughts.

As always, thank you so much for stopping in to read my post today, guys. ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ˜˜ Survived another day!

Published by Whooter

Southern Peach ๐Ÿ‘, in her 30โ€™s - Artist ๐ŸŽจ + Bibliophile ๐Ÿ“š + Geek ๐ŸŽฎ + Nerd ๐Ÿ‘“ + Animal-Lover ๐Ÿพ + Bipolar Disorder ๐Ÿ’ข x Anxiety ๐Ÿ˜จ x PTSD ๐Ÿ’ฃรท DBT Therapy โœจ + Mental Health Matters ๐Ÿง  = ME ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ

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