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Transformed and Vulnerable

Transformed and Vulnerable

Loving yourself is easier said than done

In my related HubPages article, which features the poem, Transformed and Vulnerable, I discuss what it’s like to take life one day at a time. I’m undiagnosed but have realized that I have a binge-eating disorder. My eating habits have negatively affected my life for many years.

In time, my obsessive-compulsive disorder also seems to have gotten worse. For example, my habits are disruptive and have affected the way I write and organize. Throughout the years, the way I walk has even changed. I toe walk while carefully avoiding cracks, tiles and objects on the ground that may be moved, like mats.

Lately, I’ve put some thought into how I can change many of these habits. Mindfulness and remaining calm even when I am distressed are important if I wish to ultimately change my lifestyle. No change will happen immediately, however. Like many others, I’ve waited to feel motivated only to never take action. Instead, I must simply act and in doing so, motivation will come naturally.

I’ve used the following quote in my article:

  • In “Pull the Thorns From Your Heart,” James Nielsen of the band, Senses Fail, sings:
    • “Devastated by shame; I was so entrenched in pain. I found that hell is the absence of loving self.”
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Justus Reinhardt

Justus Reinhardt enjoys writing articles, comics, poetry and prose stories. Through his compositions, Justus' goal is to help others by providing awareness to misunderstood topics.

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