There’s one thing we all have in common here at the Adult Day Care Center. We are not in good mental health condition and many of us are getting treated for our illnesses on a daily basis. Through medication and people who surround us to help us.
Therapy provides the tools and strategies to navigate what is going on in life. Enacting real change in the way we think, behave, and cope on a daily basis.
Since I have been back; getting along with my roommates has been pretty difficult.
Mental Health Advice
Try writing your feelings and thoughts down:
Put a positive spin on being super stressed and overwhelmed. Pressure can challenge and motivate us.
Plan daily low key walks – step away from what you are doing and get some air. Get out of your head and into the world.
Counter negative thoughts with positive ones. They don’t have to consume you.
Write 2 Good things when stuck in a negative thought spiral: hit pause and broaden focus when really upset. Think of things that bring joy, your proud of, & someone who loves you. Think gratitude.
Self-Care: Whatever works for you.
Talk back to your inner voice: the way you talk to yourself in your head or out loud! Learning how to have reassuring & soothing inner voice.
Ask yourself & then what? When your stuck on an anxious thought.
Check alcohol and drug habits.
Have a bedtime ritual.
Accept & Honor Yourself For Who You Are Right Now:
Accept difficulties and who we are right now. While respecting everything we’ve been through led to who we are.
Rebekah and Jacob from the bible Genesis 27 show a good correlation of boundaries of how getting people to do what you want isn’t always a good thing. Loving someone means you love them enough to allow them freedom. Which is owning what is ours while not dismissing what is ours. Or worse trying to own what belongs to others.
Our parents set us up hopefully for success. To make our own decisions in as an adult. While not trying to control their/our decisions. I use to think having my Dad as my payee set him up to be in charge of me. Though today I believe it is closer to freedom.
Today I’d like to talk about setting boundaries and how boundaries help us improve as people.
Alone Time Take alone time from business – we can get so caught up in everyday life that we eventually feel like we are stuck in a rut. When we feel like there is no way out. Before this happens find peace and quiet by yourself. Reflect on yourself and your life away from business.
Away From Negativity – If you have to be around them limit that time. Limit media consumption if it is too negative.
Be Honest & Upfront In A Relationship – Others need to know how feel in a relationship. Maybe they’re getting to close and personal. It’s ok to tell them to back off a little bit.
Taking Responsibility For Self – at the end of the day the only one you have to deal with is yourself. If your not ok than no one around you will be ok.
Allow others to accept their responsibility for themselves & I do not try to accept their responsibility. – You can’t control other people or the way they behave.
Prioritize Your Needs – We don’t always get what we want but we do get what we need.
Get your happiness from gratitude not status – BE grateful for everything you have you don’t know when it’ll be gone.
Be Honest with yourself about what you need & be realisitc – Be realsitic about the things you really need; food, water, and shelter. Don’t think the world owes you something.
Don’t let resentment build up – It’s better just to let it go as soon as you feel it start.
It is not my responsibility to take responsibility for others.
At the center, Ms. Jefferson dropped us off around 8:30 AM. When I got here I got a cup of coffee and smoked a cigarette. After that I laid down in one of the twin beds they have in a special room I’m sitting outside of.
Smoked another cigarette and got another cup of coffee. Now I’m working on my blog. Have $10 with me and an additional $5 to give Ms. Jefferson for the car ride to MHMR tomorrow to get my injection of risperidone. I also need to call CVS and see if they have refills of my prescriptions.
I brought my backpack today to the Center and it’s kind of nice having my laptop to work on. Just wish I had someplace to plug it in so the battery wouldn’t die.
What Is The Day Care Center
This is something included in our price for the group home. Several groups from the group homes get together and we have a shuttle that brings us too and from here. In the morning we have breakfast and later we have lunch. There is a big open room with lots of tables where we can sit at and eat or converse.
There is an open back patio type area with chairs and a couch where we can smoke. We can get up too three cups of coffee every morning. Some special days we even go to the movies. There is a Family Dollar next door that we like to shop at.
How To Help People With Disabilities
As I have said before I have Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Border Line Personality Disorder. Mostly everybody who is in these types of group homes is part of SSI or SSDI. I have been on SSI since 2012 for about 6 years. They have helped me get my teeth fixed, well now I have dentures. To get my glasses they help with frames and prescription. It takes care of my Psychiatric needs and medications. As well as a regular doctor which I need to go see. I also get free acupuncture which I need to set up.
This situation is not to last forever, in fact, I only have about three more years on SSDI before they re-evaluate me. I could get better in those three years of I could get worse. Though right now I’m needing all the help I can get and I feel this blog helps me out a lot also.
How To Write An Awesome Blog Posts
One of my hopeful ways to improve my way of life is this blog. I’m hoping to make some sort of income from writing this blog. Through affiliate sales, sponsored posts, and ad revenue. I need to make my first $100 first and so far I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts. Right now some of the things on my site are not working the way they are needing too so please bear with me.
Target Audience: I have been trying to get Google Analytics to work as well as the right-hand sidebar. Though neither one seems to work at the moment. I am mainly writing toward people my own age 30-40-year-olds with similar interest who care about their lifestyles.
A Catchy Title
Easy To Read – 5 subheadings for example
SEO – I’m new to the whole SEO thing and am just now learning the ropes of it.
End With A Call-To-Action – allow your reader to feel able to comment and give their insight on what you have just written.
What Kind of Posts to blog about
I like sharing what my day is going like and where I am in life. As well as sharing information on things & places, life & self-help tips, and blogging and work tips.
10 Things You Don’t know about me
How to properly pack a suitcase
A monthly must-haves
Favorite Things About Fall
List Guides – anything the reader can learn from, Checklist Posts – must-haves, Series Posts – 1 in 10, Case Study / Comparison Posts
In order to become a better writer, you have to read a lot and really know what you are writing about. So research is important and takes up a good part of my time.
It’s been a good day working on my laptop at the center. I like having the comfort of my own laptop and being able to access it. Now we’re back at the house. Sitting on top of my twin bed finishing Dr. P and trying to come up with an editorial calendar of some sort and looking at how to improve my blog.
Where do you hang out? What do you like reading? What way do you like to learn?
People Watching Doesn’t Come For The Faint of Heart
A lot of things happen along that relaxing people watch. All around the clock I watched & well I’m used to working. it may or may not be as serious as I am making it out to be. It’s not really like they were waiting to watch when the store closed for us is it?
I mean we aren’t the one’s at The Shop waiting till 2 am not we’re busting our butts. I don’t have to talk like I used too perhaps their is a problem if I just sit here and watch and run my mouth.. I can TALK BRAND NEW! I’ve never been the one to want to concerts to watch.
I did go to a Tegan & Sarah, Switchfoot, and Christian Concerts. When I was 13 I sang on a CD : Phillips Craig & Dean I sing Alto and have played the guitar, clarinet, and finger drumming. I am a LEO and like the attention at times unless it’s perverted.
Like a new pair of shoes you could help me afford without calling me that horrible parking problem.
That doesn’t mean I have changed anything at least over night. My son is about to turn 5. Let’s all blame Santa Clause right now for making people the way their neediness is tempting them to be. It takes a lot to make that big of an Impulsed to Impact. I got rid of these shoes but they were some of my favorite their so comfortable and made out of good material – Birkenstock.
To be Rico in a Crowd Full of Nunyas
I could get pen pointed to the club which I wanted when I was in Texas Wesleyan. I just counted a bed full of 1,000 pens and if I had a dollar for each pen I’d be rico. Is it or is it not about being popular because for one I certainly am not and don’t see myself that way. Yesterday it felt like the whole hospital was talking negatively about me.
Where has my writing even helped or where am I directing my information too and too? I need help well hello we all do. I follow the news intensely I am a PR and ADVT major lacking one year with important classes like comm tech and pr case studies. Balancing social media has been a slow process.
With bipolar disorder it has all been a slow process. We are an imperfect part of this world and no one will ever be. My room mate is a cop and a judge too at the same time. I can be grateful for what I can get. But how about…
Exposed for… I am happy with $1 meanwhile many of them sell out and it’s all based on the fact that we don’t like what they’re talking about. “Thank You for telling me it’s good work!” Can I please have some financial assistance. Yes I have PTSD and it is all a competition. I have PTSD probably from car accidents. I’ve been fortunate and have had five vehicles all of which only last two years.
The Game is What The Game Is
Watch The Game = If you put a ( I )am (& You) are number one in front of this house glass which looks like an 8 you get the year 18. Science causes weird things to happen but first you have to put something in it for it to work. Like a locked up deposit box but mine got broken into last year by my 5 year old. Hope he didn’t find anything too interesting in there.
For some of us the 18th birthday is the best day we ever watch in our lives. I 8 This year I’m 3 0 age is a calculation and if I we’re able to go to school again this semester. This year I went to Sephora and got my makeup done. I watched her respectably and now know even more than I did. Than when I put it on other students for Drama Club. I have a whole Vera Bradley lunch box full of makeup now.
It’s time for school to start again. I would be taking math for liberal arts and communication rhetoric at Texas Wesleyan. If I didn’t have to repay UTA $3000. So now I can just do my research on my own time. Just because you can’t go to school doesn’t mean you have to stop learning.
When I was younger i was anorexic to impress other people and I tried bulimia though I have rose above that and am lucky I am here to help people out the way I am needing too. So whenever you want to talk. I’ll be here just let them watch. I think it’s important to get a real relationship with people and know them in a sense other than what I can get. I look at others as God would have them.
Dropped Out Of School but I’ve been to McNeese State, Tarrant County College, University Texas Arlington, and Texas Wesleyan. I am not yet ready to wear those tassles and I’m in debt $3,000. To a school that was unfair to me and what I stood for.
Just because I dropped out doesn’t mean I’m going to wither away and drop out. It is a rat race in there and in your mind. Something I think we can all find useful. Writing exercises and fair trades getting help from a helping hand. Though we’re not here to be walked all over. Take one on pass it along but I thought that’s how we all got those sexually transmitted diseases.
Maybe it is better to share but maybe it isn’t. I am a republican and I can’t run for office because I was not born in the United States. I lost all my business suits and blend into the streets like I did when I was a kid. Kids think “I’m the boss I kinda run things around here!” Don’t I!
That’s the wrong Idea to have in that box – take a break before you hurt yourself. I was rushed to the psychologist building and surrounded by several cops. Just because the professor said I was a problem… to whom?! Please comment it you think I am – I need the help.
We shared everything we made nothing but here’s to now –
I have blogged since I was 13 but I haven’t seen a penny from it yet. I wonder when I will get my turn I really want those tattoos and 5 of my cars have been tragic almost endings. I need, We need, You need, so share the wealth. We can’t all do that and this and no Im not pan handling so you can lock me up.
You either want to help us or you don’t – are you going to help or are you not?! Not that kind of help that still greedy as hell. What they blamed and blabbed about and whose grades were those in the first place. Are you trying to take someone’s place who doesn’t need your or want your help. You can help without taking over. Can’t you?
Don’t tell me this is a power struggle. I just write to write My ANSWERS – after all that was my Scranton. I have pushed some people away but when the day is over you only have yourself to handle. Until I met the fact of having a roommate. You are not welcome in my bathroom wait it’s our bathroom. We have to patiently wait till we get paid. I already over spent to the point where I am on my last $30. Though I can tell the fine line of being a PROS & a PRO.
Who are they Too Judge
One of the classes I messed up in was Communications Law & Ethics. So it is understandable if you don’t like them or even agree with them. We all have our differences and I believe God does and shows us everything for a reason. I try to relate a lot of my work to music around me to make sure even the simplest minds are able to be helping and participate in my ideas and discussions.
Though I don’t and no one should get the right to talk to you like you are dumb. I have faith in the fact that things can always get better. I don’t have to Ramble things off my list to get done or to brag in front of your beautiful face. That they may or may not have laughed at in the first place.
We simply might not be the problem they originally said. I am an adult now a 31 year old a adult. Traveling through life and I’ve been judged mostly all my life. Yesterday I cried because I was so tired of it. Though anyone looks for a moment of weakness to attack your goods.
To have your best life you have to want your best life. While stopping picking up and begging for the wrong tree.
Whatever your think dear – darling. My Apathetic Heart is on fire for what once replaced what was the sheets on this mattress of disgraced. Insidiously mentioned not to fight or to determine and whether or not that is respectful or not.
They placed magazines in front of me at the table at the center. The Adult Day Care Center today I got a message the first message my fast car brain has gotten. It’s whatever help you can give them at the moment. Without them taking advantage of you which is making us feel uncomfortable. Time Place Manner & State.
The News flashes KKK : We don’t have to point fingers and maybe the only thing that is going down the road is a high five from all soccer fields. We can make a difference. Like I said I have a boyfriend that is a tattoo artist. I haven’t seen him in 5 years though we talk in a spiritual way. I don’t have to answer questions that are not of your business. Meanwhile, you don’t have to roll your eyes or scream at me about it.
Faith is defined as trust in a person or a thing. As a long-term disability and especially benefits recipient, this is important in the Pharmacy department. This weekend after Monday Dad got me to go home around 4 because of fine health. Two hours before my son and sister and mom came home. I still can not read google analytics from the platform I wonder if it’s just not working or if it is an actual problem with traffic. I felt really bad Monday because my son asked me to stay up all night and I did. I smoked so much and drank so much coffee.
Woman health is a problem for me right now and I asked my nurse she said that it was the Lithium I am on. I had my period last night but not since this afternoon isn’t that weird. My dad cut fish when he got back before he dropped me off and he caught the biggest crappie. He had faith in me to do good and I can’t help feel a little bad that i have left him down for 15 years. They said they are more thankful that I have noticed.
My nanny takes care of all of our medicine needs. We all have our own individual mental illnesses I have bipolar, Schizophrenia, and depression. I have four roommates it’s important to have faith in the ones your around. Also to faithfully take care of your responsibilities.
Today is my roommates Lauren’s birthday I bought her a pack of talons and I’m going to do her nails. We had nacho and tostadas for dinner before we had cake. The cake had 7 layers of good cake, jelly, and frosting. I got my cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. I don’t know where her sweet mother got this cake but it was rich. She also got a cell phone like mine.
Got a hotspot on my phone that runs my computer and it’s working. My Dad’s phone service is through AT&T. I’ve been reading and spelling with the letters of an acronym or a word it’s fun. The boss thing they said on the news is true and feel it is our responsibility to stay faithful to the things and people we have faith in the first place.
Instead of wondering what to do – Just start doing it
My mom used to tell me that it’s annoying to hear “Well what do you want me to do?” When talking about cleaning up. It’s easy or medium or hard on a scale from 1 to 10 to get what you thought you were trying to really do accomplished when you can think without distraction. Though this seldom happens and everything is something we have to pay for.
Though on first instinct at a human being we are prone to bad things. At least I know I was to putting myself into bad situations. I think the more we read and put our minds at work the less distracting this stuff becomes. I don’t know all the answers no one does. Sometimes it’s better not to listen like the time I walked into JPS. Some people are very hurtful in the way they talk. i am a communications major and here to talk to you and walk you through the thinking thought frustration.
We Want Real Results – We Have Real Choices
I am not a prototype or a nemesis. I write everyday and work hard everyday. I am not some superficial problem. Many of them come up to us and are that problem. My Dad always said watch out for scam artist and seems to good to be true types.
If your really our friends you wouldn’t be lying to us to get your way. We would be able to stand up and receive what we are needing instead of tomatoes in our faces. As a Communications major I am pretty good at playing poker but in no since does that mean I want what was left in my pasture.
I want real results i want to make something out of myself. I try but I have border line personality disorder which diverts my attention and leads me on dangerous paths. That’s why my parents said no more hanging out. There are traps everywhere in this and every field. I go to Fielder and so far that Coffee Shop is not the problem may be something wrong with Starbucks though. I even worked at the coffee shop once upon a time.
Went to the Social Security Office yesterday morning to get a new Social Security Card. My dad works at the Social Security office. Learning how to get along without my parents and being a mature adult about things has really been help coming from the Group Home. You can only order 10 in a lifetime and yesterday made the 6th I’ve ordered. It’s a must to keep up with this one when it comes in. Which should be in about a week. Have had two request for job interviews and waiting to hear back about the times.
Needing a job… Hopefully I can find a cashiering job to work part-time. I need to start paying back student loans. I owe FAFSA $18,000 in student loans and have a deferment until 2021. I have a whole pile of old textbooks that I don’t know if I want to take back to halfprice books or not. My monthly payment is set at $160.
School is about to start and I’m not going this semester. Though my son will be in pre-k four out of five of the days this fall. Things to pack in your backpack planner I use Happy Planner which has a gold leather jacket on it. I love happy planner and have used one the last two years. Other things you may want in your backpack include a water bottle, a notebook, your laptop, headphones, and your wallet. Good luck to everyone who is starting school back up. Wal-mart is packed with school supplies.
Just spent $20 on something I didn’t need to. On stuff I didn’t need to and I shared with my roommate. Bought a Coca-Cola today and my Dad put in my $100 and I bought 2 packs of Marlboro Black 100’s at the corner store for -$13 before we came to their house.
Had a good time for my Birthday and my roommates is next. Internet and TV aren’t working at the group home. Last weekend my Dad bought 2 new TV’s and bought me two pairs of jeans and we celebrated my Birthday. My late Birthday present came in and now I’m able to wear my new prescription sunglasses.
Not going to school this semester or for a while. Since financially I can’t afford to go. Wanted to go to Tarrant County College, and take a science course. Though I don’t have the money to pay for it and I also don’t have a vehicle to get more to and from there.
I am taking my time to learn about how to be a blog business owner and dedicating all my time to my blog. I hope to make $300 dollars by the end of this month. While increasing daily in page views. As well as getting through and being able to Yoast SEO all my blog entries to make my content better.
Dad picked me up about 4 PM and now I am over at his house. My son, mom, and little sister Emz are traveling to Mississippi and will be there until about Wednesday. So I’ll be here until they get back. To use the internet and be able to watch TV and spend some time with Dad.
What kind of personality quirks do you have? Besides my mental illnesses there is something in my mouth that I am talking to sometimes it freaks me out and sometimes it helps me. I wonder all the time if these they seem to be people are real they are names and faces of the past. Now that I have my dentures together they gnarsh down and talk.
I had a rough childhood I’m not going to lie with most of my grandparents dying at around the age of 10. My son will probably have to go through the same things. i stayed a good bit with my grandparents on my Dads side before they passed. I was just as spoiled in the little town of Houston, Mississippi.
There are so many things we could be doing better at the same time. We all still have time to work on our personalities. I would like to with the help of Katie Treadway.
Describe how to be more Charismatic: being like a human magnet in fact that’s a better way to describe how my teeth work when these things are talking to me. I’m a leo and a past fashion model and I was a suicide girl back in my 20s. So it come naturally for me to brighten people up when I come into the scene. I would like to provide tips for learning to be more Charismatic.
Really Start Taking Care of Yourself: My Dad is at a stage now where he has to watch what he eats and drinks because of dietary reasons. If not he will have to take insulin and he hates needles. I need to be mindful of the same thing as I drink down two cokes in a row.
Pay Attention To Your Tone of Voice and Posture: I have had many complements through out my life on the sound of my voice but to me I sound sorta like a chipmunk. We also need to watch posture and the way we sit and stand so try to be a little more straighter my dear darling.
Be A Good Support System: I can not say it enough how much of a help this is for people when they really need it. I have had some really tough times and though I haven’t seen those faces in a while and I do appreciate every moment of it they helped me up out of my heart and a hard place. Especially when I was in a woman’s Bible study at Lori’s house. When I first had Brandon and was scared, lost, and confused about my trials as a single mother.
Be Proud Of Your Accomplishment: Don’t look at how far you have to go look at how far you’ve come. I know that came from somewhere but I don’t remember. I am glad I have made it too my son’s almost 5th birthday. While most of those days I was finishing my sophomore thru junior year in college.
Work on Your Self-Esteem Issues and Help those around You Do the same. We all have our own flaws and trust me they aren’t as obvious to others as you could and might think. I have learned to be comfortable and I think comfort is a gift to our personality. Pick up Self-Help books if you can read it all the way through or read articles on the topic. Don’t forget self-care also