WHAT MOTIVATES ME IN MY RECOVERY?

Hi all,

I’ve made it no secret in my recent posts that life has hit me pretty hard recently. I have struggled to stay motivated in my mental health recovery.

Things are beginning to improve oh-so-slowly, so I’ve decided to create a list to remind myself of all the wonderful things I am grateful for and my motivations for recovery.

Even though I know it will be hard, it will be worth it.

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To graduate from my masters in MSc Forensic Psychology. 

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To travel and to see more of the world. 

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Finding simple pleasures in everyday things. 

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To pet more goats.

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To be the woman my Nan always knew I could be.

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For all of the Christmases yet to come…

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… and forcing Brad into wearing festive pyjamas on Christmas Eve.

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To prove to my Dad that is our choices which determine where we are, far more than the situation we are put in. 

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To own a Golden Retriever…

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To celebrate Chloe when she finally becomes the amazing Adult and Mental Health nurse she’s studied so hard to be.

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The feeling that comes when it’s finally Autumn/ Winter again. 

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To carry on laughing at Brad when he drinks too much and spends the night with his head in a toilet. 

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To own my own home, to share it with the ones I love, and decorate it like I’ve dreamed in my Pinterest boards. 

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To make my Mum and Grandad proud of me.

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To spend more days staring lovingly at my engagement ring.

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For all the iced-coffees I haven’t drunk yet.

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To see Astrid finally be able to be their true self. 

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For all the Eastenders episodes I haven’t watched yet.

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To watch the little ones grow up into awesome people.

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To have my wedding day with the man of my dreams.

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To enjoy more sunsets.

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To spend more time with animals.

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To beam with pride as Nicola becomes Dr Hepburn!

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To carry on being such a Harry Potter nerd. I’d love to go to America and visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – it’s always been on my bucket list. 

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To carry on making memories with Brad.

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To be the Mum I’m too scared to admit I actually want to be someday.

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To see Leena flourish and achieve everything she deserves.

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To feel like me again.

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Someone didn’t get the opportunity to have today, so I will be grateful for mine and use it whilst I can.

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What are your motivations for recovery?

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7 thoughts on “WHAT MOTIVATES ME IN MY RECOVERY?

  1. This is a great post. It’s wonderful to be able to look forward and see why we’re putting ourselves through recovery. I hope you get everything you’ve dreamed of.

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