Failure Is Not Fatal

This past week has been rough in terms of recovery. My head has been filled with thoughts that I know are irrational and unhelpful, yet I cannot seem to shake them off. I haven’t been giving my 100% to recovery. I feel as if I am stuck, and am afraid to move forward. But as scared as I am to keep pushing forward, I am more afraid to stay this way forever.

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new week. Yes, the past week may not have been the best, but that doesn’t mean I have to continue this way. I can pick myself up and get back on the horse. I can try harder this week. I will try harder this week. I will meet my meal plan, take care of myself, and do my best to let go of any negative thoughts. I don’t have to be perfect, but I do need to try my best.

I am going to make tomorrow a better day. I cannot – no, I won’t – give up now. I am way too stubborn to give up this easily.



6 thoughts on “Failure Is Not Fatal

  1. You CAN do this! You’ve got the right attitude going on here! Working through the tough times and the tough emotions is better than being stuck. One day at a time! As long as you’re still trying, it’s progress in the right direction! We should totally meet up some time since you’re back in Pittsburgh and it’s finally WARM!

    • Thank you so much, Allie. I have a hard time acknowledging the tiny bits of progress that I make on a daily basis because sometimes, they seem so insignificant. But I know that taking baby steps, however insignificant they seem, is how I will reach my goal. I’m doing my best to stay positive in the meantime.

      P.S. I just emailed you 🙂

  2. Have faith in yourself, and don’t be afraid to move forward. I know it can be SO tough sometimes, but I know you can do it! I completely understand what you mean about irrational thoughts–my head is filled with them at all times. But you should be proud of yourself for simply being able to RECOGNIZE that they are irrational–that in itself can be difficult for many people. I hope you have a lovely week, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

    • Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, Kendra. They really mean so much to me. It can be hard keeping the irrational thoughts at bay, can’t it? They seem to have a way of sneaking up on us when we are most vulnerable. But I think you are right in that being able to recognize them is an important step in the right direction. Even just two years ago, I probably wouldn’t have been able to recognize that some of my thoughts were irrational.

      Thank you again for your sweet comment, and I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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