This week, I have been going through some personal struggles and as such reached out to one of my support workers for wisdom, my one support worker I reached out to in my time of struggle has been encouraging for over a year to remain consistent with blogging and it has developed to the weekly series we have today on here. However, he suggested that for my open topic this week that I share with my community what I define happiness as, since I have been struggling with it a lot recently and a sense of belonging.
So here it goes:
- Being free of constant distraction
- Not being antagonized
- Associating with those I ant to, free of judgement, manipulation, coercion, guilt, strongarming, or power driving me to do so.
- Wearing what I want without judgement or chastisement from others.
- Being able to read as I like
- Being able to go for a walk without being in fear or go where I want to go.
- A good song with a good beat that cheers me up.
- When someone encourages me for wearing something that defines who I am.
- When you have someone that supports your individuality and stands up for who you are.
- When you get up, use the bathroom and get on the scale and it is the best so far
- When it is time for the mail, you open the mailbox and there’s mail in it.
- When you cook something and its cooked the right way and it tastes good.
- When you take your medication and accept that is the right thing to do.
- Being able to have a safe space without judgement, antagonization or fear.
- Being able to buy something without fear, judgement, criticism or other manipulation,
- When you are living without fear, anxiety, fear of being judged or other action that makes you uneasy
- The ability to make someone laugh about a completely unrelated thing.
- The ability to have to make my own decisions without being forced to do something that is coerced, manipulated, forced, strong armed, pressured, or guilted into.
- The ability to be accepted for my uniqueness and individuality and have like friends who accept me for who I am.
- The ability to advocate for myself and those in need without getting in to trying to “cure” them or fix their problems
- To understand my boundaries as a human being and learning how to get out of something because it is an issue and appropriately speak up.
- Taking a shower, a life essential, but important fo0r my mental health recovery
- Having clean clothes, even if that means taking time off from doing other things, I want to do them.
- Having a mental health day at least once a month because I need it, NO meetings, NO Clubhouse, just ME time.
- Taking pride in my home and my community by showing that I truly care for them and by being a productive member of society.
- Being Loved for who I am, regardless of what others may think, regardless of their differences, being kind to me is all I ask.