That’s another way you could go about it.
That may also depend on what your diagnosis is.
For me, I’ve accepted that being bipolar is part of who I am and who I’ve become. I’m always going to be bipolar. But I don’t define myself by it. There’s a difference between accepting a diagnosis and letting that diagnosis be all of who you are.
You’re still so many things other than your disorder even if you’ve accepted it as a part of you.
My eating disorder, while accepted, isn’t something that I’ve accepted as a “part of me” like I’ve done with bipolar because the recovery process and the finished product of recovery is different.
Sometimes it can be as simple as starting out with just a few words when you’re figuring out who you are:
Or it could have to do with something your passionate about:
Loves to read.
Supportive, helps others.
Start small. You don’t have to have it all figured out by morning :)
Today on Social Anxiety Theatre: mentally rehearsing elaborate justifications for completely innocuous actions just in case some hypothetical interlocutor demands an explanation.
Oh my god OTHER PEOPLE DO THIS TOO???
I had no idea this was so common. Damn.
My entire life tbh