Welcome back to another episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast. Today is a little different. I was all ready to record a podcast and all of a sudden, I put that podcast episode on hold and just spoke from the heart. I just wanted to talk directly to you and remind you to honor your hard things. I know when things are hard and you are struggling, it feels like you have no choice but to give up, but again, always honor your hard thing.
In this episode, I share about a recent “hard thing” I did with my daughter. I shared how surprised I was by how hard it was and emphasized that we do not honor the hard things we do enough. My goal was to address how we compare our struggles in mental health with others who do not have the same struggles. Because of this, we don’t honor the hard things you are doing (which is a lot).
In addition, we judge ourselves for struggling and we make it hard on ourselves when things are already hard. My hope with this episode is to help you along to honor every hard thing you do. My hope is that it gives you a moment to celebrate the work you are doing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Panic Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and Eating Disorders. It is hard work and I honor your hard things.
Before we go, I want to remind you about the upcoming IOCDF conference in Austin, TX, from July 19-21. This national meeting focuses solely on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. I will be one of the presenters among over 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars. There will be support groups and evening events as well. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets.