Then, the moment I get out of bed with this I can do anything attitude, it quickly drops. Some days, I'm lucky if I complete my AM breakfast regime. I then have to make choices for that day, pushing those goals I had for myself further and further away.
I know I have made some dumb comments, and I appreciate when people bring it to my attention. I can't change unless I'm told.
In my case, I'm unsure what to do. It's a hard one to get people you know to stop asking you, let alone complete strangers. I welcome suggestions.
That's the state I'm now, that's the state I've been in, and that's the mental sludge I force through every day. The more I go forward the harder the sludge becomes.
I've come to the realization that I need to lower, hell even abolish, all expectations. They've created this big black cloud around my perception that the goals I've set for myself aren't happening.
A lot of people have their own opinions on the matter, and sometimes you learn the hard way that you really don't have their support. Knowing where you stand can help you hold convictions on those harder days.
It all became loud noise. I was drowning. It all comes down to one single principle to follow: healthy boundaries. Here's what I've been doing to protect myself while not hurting the person who wants to help.