I made this challenge because I really wanted to do one! However, the only ones I could find were so specific about eating disorders or self harm. So I decided to make one that is really general, so anyone in recovery can do it!
I added questions from assignments I have been given from my addiction counselor. a few questions are inspired by the 12 steps. I also generalized a few questions from other recovery challenges.
this is how it will work: once a day, please answer the question! if any are too personal or you are not comfortable answering, skip it! you can start or stop the challenge at anytime.
**if you decide to participate in the recovery challenge, please tag you answers with believeinrecovery so i can check out and/or reblog your answers!
Shout-out to everyone who is super triggered by father’s day.
Shout-out to everyone who has to interact with a father figure today, despite being triggered.
Shout-out to everyone who doesn’t even know why they’re triggered.
Shout-out to everyone who feels like they have PTSD or anxiety or depression or dissociation or personality disorders or addictions or other symptoms of trauma, but has no idea what that trauma might be.
Shout-out to everyone who has body memories, but not conscious memories.
Shout-out to everyone who was “only” emotionally or financially abused. To everyone who, no matter what kind of abuse it was, feels like “it wasn’t THAT bad, I shouldn’t even call it abuse.”
Your experiences are real and your trauma is valid.
There is a path to a safe, happy life, that other survivors have taken and can help you with.
You were not born for this.
You deserve a life that is happy, joyous, and free.