What would my recovery look like?

If I was fully recovered from having a mental illness, what would that look like?
I’ve listed below some of the things I’d be able to do if I was recovered enough and stable enough in my life.

feel more confident
be able to be more assertive
be able to feel my feelings
be able to cry at the proper times
have more energy
maintain conversations and friendships without too much effort
not see things in black or white
not see situations in an all or nothing light
be able to cope on hard days and not fall apart emotionally
I would love life again

What would your recovery look like?
carol anne

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

6 thoughts on “What would my recovery look like?”

  1. I think about this often, and it is difficult to pinpoint how I’d be different. You’ve made some very good points. I’d like to think I’d be a wiser, more purpose-driven individual, who dedicates herself to helping others (but that sounds more like an ideal.)


  2. I’ve done an exercise like this before at different times of my mental illness and my definition of recovery changes on how functional I am when I make the list.


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