Link – You Can’t Plan for Mental Illness
This sounds a lot like many people I’ve come across:
“After my last hospitalization, I immediately re-enrolled in classes. I didn’t give myself the chance to heal because I wanted so badly to get back on track with my 5-year plan.”
Having goals is great. Working hard to make them happen, is great. Ignoring your mental and physical health in order to reach them, is not. It’s a recipe for disaster in the long term.
Give yourself the freedom to recover, heal, and do what’s necessary for your health. The goals will still be there.