destroy the notion that someone’s mental health is what makes them evil.
destroy the notion that mental illnesses make bad people.
destroy the notion that you can’t be an outright awful person without being mentally ill.
destroy the notion that neurotypical people can do no harm.
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
It’s really an everyday, active process to learn how to treat yourself well. It’s not something that once you have, you keep. It can be very fleeting. I think what has helped me the most has been to stop talking to people who bring me sadness/toxicity. I have definitely taken a few steps back - even recently, but luckily I have gotten back to where I need to be. But you have to keep working, you know? Just a thought.