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Archives for January, 2015

Coping Skills

Coming to Terms With the Fact that You Can’t Be Superman

I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that I can’t do everything. For a long time I’ve been haunted by this notion that I’m not good enough and that no matter what I do it will never be enough to prove myself.

That said, I don’t know why I feel like I have to prove myself. It could be my upbringing or it could be the fact that once I was diagnosed with schizophrenia...
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Coping Skills

The Power of Lists

We all have things we need to do on a day-to-day basis. These can range from huge work tasks to simple little things like showering, eating three meals and brushing your teeth.

I may be speculating here but even the small responsibilities are tough for people with a mental illness. I know that to be true just based on my own experiences living with schizophrenia.

Here’s the thing though, a few days ago I had a...
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Coping Skills

How Taking a Vacation Can Bring Relief

Ever since the New Year, I’ve bogged myself down in worries. There have been worries about work, about relationships, about friends and about social anxiety. It got to the point where I was obsessing about things I couldn’t change, losing sleep over insignificant details.

Finally, I decided it would be good to get away for a few days. I made a reservation at a condo in a small mountain town thirty five miles up the...
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Coping Skills

How to Let Go of Mistakes

I’ve lived with schizophrenia for almost nine years now and if one thing is for certain when it comes to schizophrenia, it’s that worries seem to get lodged in the folds of your brain. You can have a worm in there that will eat into to your mind and it can be incredibly hard to let it go. Some of these idea worms are temporary and some of them are extremely long lasting and...
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