Day 11: BPD Challenge (Staying Grounded)

I am doing this 31 days of BPD challenge because of the stigma associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.  It is probably one of the last talked about (honestly) and explained from personal experience than any other mental illness.  All these prompts have to do with characteristics of BPD, whether to do with specific symptoms and criteria of the illness or vague questions about items that are related to the illness, ex questions about specific relationships.

  • Day 11: Is there anything you do that helps keep you grounded?

My kids keep me grounded. They are a blessing, without them I would be completely lost and probably making impulsive decisions all the time. They help keep me focused on my priorities. They are a challenge and keep me on my toes, which I love. They are my world. When I don’t have my kids with me, and being alone, I get this over whelming feeling of “I can go do whatever I want right now.” This can hurt me, I can easily spend more money, goof off, not get my chores or homework done because I just want to get out and be free for the night. I have been single for a while now and so when I do not have my kids, I have been pretty good about staying home, saving money, working on my blog, working out, running and doing homework. I notice that at the end of the day, I go to bed feeling happier that I accomplished so many great and healthy things over the course of the day.

2 thoughts on “Day 11: BPD Challenge (Staying Grounded)

  1. When I was in treatment and in group, our counselor had us all close our eyes and basically when our emotions were heightened and we had lost or were losing control, he explained in and effort to stay grounded concentrate on focusing on our senses and had us do this technique I found awesome. Even if it’s not currently happening, imagine and relive it, not in any particular order just however it comes ;

    – 5 things you can hear : so the dishwasher, your kids playing, music, birds chirping, cars driving by ….
    – 4 things you can smell: pie, a clean house, clean laundry, spring! …
    – 3 things you can touch: a soft blanket, hugging a loved one, a new ‘something’ …
    – 2 things you can see : A waterfall , a Rainbow …
    – One thing you can taste : Your favorite food …


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