This has been heavy on my mind. In fact it’s 430 am and I’ve usually been getting up at five but the tossing and turning thinking about it made me give up on sleep. Now with that said… is that complaining or just facts?

I use to feel if i shared my mental health struggles i was complaining. I am thinking i have stopped apologizing for them recently but is that accurate because my flare ups have been situational instead of thankfully chronic? When we deal day in and day out with our minds and we need an outlet is that complaining?

A lot of what this community shares is just their personal life facts. I do not feel people are complaining. So where does that definition start?

I say all this to amend my previous post. I will work this week on being grateful and having intention because it’s what i need after the week i had (again is that complaining about other week or a fact?) It’s important to me too do so. I am going to reframe what i can with kind positivity and if i can’t well that’s OK too.

3 thoughts on “Introspection

  1. For me, the difference between talking about difficult things that have happened and complaining about them relates to whether there’s a lot of judgment or blame and whether the focus is the present, getting stuck in the past, or catastrophizing about the future. Not talking about negative things can start to get into toxic positivity territory.

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