- Self-soothing by using Wise Mind and telling myself that today is just "one of those days," and that this, too, shall pass
- Distraction by diving into my work and focusing
- PLEASE skills by picking up a bagel, even though I didn't feel like it. I ate it slowly, and it actually helped
- Was mindful by focusing on my breath and just noticing the various sensations and thoughts that were coming up
All in all, I am beginning to feel better. Self-care continues tonight with a nice hot shower, some good tv, and snuggles on the couch with the cats.
It takes some adjusting to radically accept that the day-to-day challenge of navigating the world when you have BPD isn't always easy, but as we apply the skills and get through the challenges, it is certainly worth it.
Thanks for reading.