- I will consider my feelings. If I cannot feel my feelings, I will write about it until I can figure out what’s going on, or until my hands lock. Whatever comes first.
- I will make me time. I will not always expect other people to be there, on demand, to fill the gaps of my life.
- I will work at making my alone time restful, enjoyable, and rewarding.
- I will not go out and try to get to know people in only a romantic/sexual context. I will not eroticize their person until their sexuality in terms of my pleasure is the only thing I desire, and wish to learn nothing else. I will see people as whole.
- I will dress how I want, and work on not letting my thoughts of how people perceive my gender, sexuality, or beauty affect this.
- I will not try and control the life of another. I will try to be a support, I will try to give advice if asked, I will try to be a friend, but I will not try to control another autonomous beings’ decisions from afar using coercion, guilt, or any other form of manipulation.
- I will stand up for myself when I am criticized, because I am a smart, friendly, compassionate, hot bitch. However, I will not always ignore criticisms, because I make mistakes and criticism can help me recognize that, and I will learn and grow from it.
- I will be accountable for my words and my actions. I will try to think about what I say before I say it, and what I do before I do it.
- I will be accountable to myself, yet still kind. I will kick my ass into shape when I need to, then congratulate and rest when it is time.
- I will take the time to care for myself. I will constantly relearn how to care for myself, because I am always changing, and that is okay.
Thank you legs, for carrying me around all day. I know that you rub together, so much that sometimes you rub holes in my jeans, but you are sturdy and you help me to walk, so thank you. You must be so strong to hold up the upper half of my body, and I appreciate you.
(Writing this as a follow-up to the previous question.)
Many thanks to Natalie, who also pointed this out:
Dieticians that give you low ‘recovery’ (cough) meal plans - by this I mean, <2000 calories, and therefore in the ‘subclinical starvation’ range - always have one of two reasons…
1.Sort out your priorities. Make time to honestly reflect on your life, and to think about what is important to you. Where are you going? What do you want? What are the steps that will take you there?
2. Focus on the essential tasks. Next, think about your short term responsibilities. Ask…