Why the Term LearningCurve?!“See. The way my learning curve is set-up …” I affectionately call my mental instability learning curves. I chose this term because it’s not demeaning or makes me feel incomplete or broken in any way. It’s also easier to express reasoning if I have to share uncomfortable information out of necessity. Sometimes, (most) people will find particular requests or strange & off-putting. But if I say “it’s a learning curve” it triggers an empathy of people wanting to work with me as opposed to them thinking I am being difficult (or slow) in any way. It also indicates that I am not inhibited by my condition(s), I just need to work hard to master them – my triggers and positive, effective coping skills much like being a work in progress or in forever BETA mode. ^^
My LearningCurvesOf course I can’t glaze over having metal illness like it’s no worry and not expect you to be triggered with curiosity. Don’t worry, it won’t kill the cat though. 😹 So I’ll lay out my list for you. Just promise not to judge because I am truly a work in progress. I’ll share this list in the order of how I am embracing/ accepting or working on things, including active therapy. 🙂 I’ll also give a bit of how I view(ed) them, introspectively for coping. disclaimer: most of my coping is not a positive thought process so please do NOT pick up my habits (I’m working to unlearn most of them *sweat drop*) Here goes ~
- ADHD – I’m an artist dammit! it happens 😁🙃
- OCD – I’m particular and extra particular to make up for those who are particular about lottle to nothing
- depression, seasonal/ conditional – yea … we’ll just say that everyone has a string of bad days
- spacial issues – I NEED all 6 feet of my space beesch! and please do NOT touch me 😡😤
- overly independent – wait?! this is a thing! I just thought I liked to earn my keep 👀😳
- SED – that’s anorexia & bulimia nervosa in ONE! >.< f*ck!
- anxiety/ panic attacks – I’m a b*tvh and I need to (wo)man the fudge up!
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I hope something here encourages you to take care today! Don’t be like me and wait until far later to show yourself some love ~
Have you checked in on your mental wellness today?