It’s about giving yourself permission to make your own decisions. It’s not up to the rest of the world whether you fail or succeed; it’s up to you. You are ultimately responsible for attaining the life you want.
Romeo Project, is something that we ourselves are responsible for. I need to stop relying on others for my happiness.
“It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.” - SophoclesI am responsible for my past, present and future.
It’s difficult to ever make any positive progress with mental illness if you don’t take responsibility for looking after yourself. I remember lying stiffly in the fetal position in bed, unwashed and unfed, waiting for someone to come and save me. Someone to show me how to live again. I was always looking for that someone who could save me. I never thought myself capable of being my own hero.
If I feel like it’s not up to me then I won’t be prepared or work hard. But if I change my mindset and say ‘Yes, it is up to me’ then I have a drive and determination to succeed that I didn’t have before.
How we react to life’s events is something we DO have control over. And it's something I hope to explore in-depth during the month.
There is no quick-fix magic formula for depression - it takes work and time. I am responsible for finding my own path to recovery. I am responsible for my own healing and growth. I am the one responsible for getting myself through a depressive episode.
Taking responsibility makes action possible.
Wish me luck as I venture forth on my journey of personal growth.
Until next time,