but mental illness is somewhat like a nightmare
when you are dreaming things seem so real and intense
but as soon as you wake up, your just like, oh just a dream, and carry on with life.
i think in the pits of mental illness it is difficult to see out, but once you get yourself out you realize how easy it really is to cure yourself.
personally i have found stuff like yoga and meditation to be really great just to do on a daily basis it keeps you healthy and increases your vitality, ... plus the more you practice meditation and the deeper you go the more amazing it becomes
i think it is best to set a goal, aim for something and dont let it out of your sight. look at the obstacles as challenges to overcome. pretend you are a warrior going into battle fighting for your life and others. nothing will stop you from winning!
i think part of what the OP is saying is if you focus all of your attention on the negative symptoms you are only going to make it worse. you should focus your attention on achieving your goal and overcoming the challenges, it is very much possible and also much more beneficial.
but yeah, i found stuff like yoga and meditation really great to practice everyday, not only for the 'immediate' health benefits and such, but also as a goal of achieving, to be able to control what i think, to be able to meditate properly, and then to be able to enter these extreme altered states (through meditation), to be able to perform the headstand asana etc.
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