Healing Is Boring

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Healing is not always soft clothes, a bubble bath with scented candles, acoustic music, and black coffee. Sometimes healing is boring. Sometimes healing is sleeping early, taking your medications at the right prescribed time, cleaning your room, taking mindful afternoon walks and meditating at least ten minutes per day.

Healing is not always a magical moment you get from watching a Ted talk or reading an online self-help article. Sometimes healing isn’t glamorous. Sometimes healing is simply doing the boring work that takes daily practice, self-control, and strong commitment because it’s not something that happens overnight. Sometimes you simply have to take a step back and cleanse yourself from technology every once in a while and discover parts of yourself that you can cultivate into helping you survive that next panic attack.

Healing is not always as exciting as looking at the stars but focusing on your progress and making serious efforts in taking care of yourself as you remember to breathe will eventually lead you to a place where you can find some beauty in your road to recovery.

11 thoughts on “Healing Is Boring

  1. This is so true and relatable. While there can be many golden moments and you can feel inspired at times and motivated, you can spend a bit of time just preparing yourself for your everyday tasks and trying to make the best out of what you have. Great post!

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  2. Oh god, yes exactly!
    Even “healing” has been glamorized now-a-days, when in fact like you’ve said, sometimes healing is in the simplest of mundane daily chores. Healing is a slow, a gradual process. It is not a moment of self-discovery or revelation, no. It’s a process and it takes time.

    This was an eye-opening and wonderful post! 💜

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  3. “Healing is not always soft clothes, a bubble bath with scented candles, acoustic music, and black coffee. Sometimes healing is boring.”

    So apt, considering how depression and recovery is stereotyped adding a tinge of glamour to it in the name of awareness, which in a way drives away the real afflicted who can relate to it in no way.

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