• Self Care Sunday

    Simple Ways to Practice Self Care When You’re Introverted

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    This article was written by Melissa Howard of Stopsuicide.info

    This world is a loud, bright place that is only getting bigger by the day. In some way, it seems that it’s a world for extroverts, and it can leave introverts feeling overwhelmed. 

    That’s why it’s so important to find ways to practice self care if you’re an introvert. You need solitude to recharge, and in this world, you must make it happen because it won’t come on its own. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take each day to foster your wellbeing and prevent yourself from becoming drained. Check out these examples from BPD Beautiful!

    Self Care Tip #1 – Clean Your Living Environment

    There is something so refreshing about a clean atmosphere. Cleaning your home is therapeutic all on its own because it organizes the chaos. And in creating order, you can toss out belongings that bring you negative energy. 

    As you declutter and clean in the physical realm, there is a natural impact on your mental state and emotions that will adopt the fresh start, and that sense of order can flow into other areas of your life. Take time for routine deep cleans of your living space and weekly or even daily tidying up sessions.

  • Other Relationships

    71 Jobs for People with BPD

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    Borderline Personality Disorder + Work

    Maintaining a job and having a stable career can be difficult for people with BPD. Because let’s just be honest, borderline personality disorder and work aren’t always the best fit for each other. At least that’s the case for a lot of people I’ve met online in the BPD community. And that’s why I’ve put together this list of jobs for BPD.

    I have borderline personality disorder too, so I can relate to the struggle of mixing bpd and work. Five years ago…before I was self employed and diagnosed, my bpd intensified feelings were hard to manage during the work day.

  • Living With BPD

    BPD Splitting: What A Devaluing Split Looks Like for Borderline Personality Disorder

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    Trigger Warning: Self destructive thoughts, splitting black, invalidation, relationship argument

    Hey there! I’m Audrey Harper and I have borderline personality disorder. BPD Beautiful is my recovery blog where I document my treatment & learned DBT skills, hold myself accountable and help spread awareness of borderline personality disorder.

    In this post, I go over what splitting is and show real life examples of splitting including distorted thoughts a person with BPD might have during an episode. As always, please note that my experience with BPD does not reflect all people with BPD. We’re all different and unique. However, I hope this post sheds some light on the condition if you have a loved one with borderline personality disorder. 

    BPD Splitting: Introduction

    “What’s, for the most part, made you consistently happy and hasn’t disappointed you?” Ellen, my therapist, had asked during our session.

    I looked to the side, up and forward in thought, “hmming” as my eyes gazed where the wall hit the ceiling. 

    I blinked. “Bobby,” I said affirmatively with a smile. (My son)

    “Ok! What else?”

  • Emotional Wellness

    A Guide to Radical Acceptance (For BPD)

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    Hi, I’m Audrey and I have borderline personality disorder. I use BPD Beautiful, a BPD recovery blog, to help spread awareness and to keep myself accountable in my own recovery. In this post, we’re going to talk about Radical Acceptance—a popular DBT skill that is meant to help you regulate your emotions and manage BPD symptoms & rage. 

    I don’t know about you but radical acceptance is something I really need to make a part of my everyday life. While I’ve made some progress over the last couple of years, I’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to mindfully accepting things I can’t change. It’s an uphill battle.