Hi, friend. Just checking in to give you some important reminders.
You are in control of your actions, and while some days your thoughts may do what they please, they are still yours.
You are worthy of love and kindness. Do not withhold it from yourself. It is okay to love yourself, to be kind to yourself.
You are valid. Your thoughts and feelings. Your person. You are valid.
Look, you can only do so much. That’s okay. That’s healthy. You don’t have to make yourself do more than you can handle. Take your time. Take care of yourself. It’s okay that you understand and know your limits. Value them, balance them. You are in control.
Look, in fact, do exactly that. Step in front of a mirror. Look yourself in the face. Repeat after me. “I am powerful. I am capable. I am beautiful. I am strong. I have overcome so much. I have come so far. I will continue. Today, I am in control.” I love you.
Okay, friend. Deep breath. This is just one moment. Breathe through it. It will pass. It is not your whole life. It is not in control of you. Breathe through this one. Let it build you up. Become stronger. You can handle this one moment. In a few seconds, there will be another completely different moment. You can do this.
Okay, you can do this. People are people, and the only one you have any say over is you. Be the best you possible. Do not let the mindsets of others impact your own. You can do this. You are capable. You can handle this. You are in control of your mind and body. You can do this.
Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. Things may feel out of your control. Remember those tiny movements inside your body that are constantly going. Things you’ve become so good at controlling you don’t even notice anymore. Your heart beats. Your lungs fill. Your blood pulses. Your eyes blink. You’re constantly hearing and seeing and smelling. You’ve decided to ignore your nose completely, even though you see it. You are in control of each tiny movement. Deep breath. Focus in.