friendly reminder to anyone with disabilities / mental illnesses:
if you were once able to do something that your illness/s caused you to struggle with on a regular basis (e.g. showering, exercising, etc.) and now you can't do that as regularly/easily, it is okay. it does not mean your recovery was for naught; it does not mean you're relapsing or that you have to start from scratch; it doesn't mean that you're failing.
do not feel bad for having "done this already". don't think it should always be easy from now on since you "mastered it before".
illnesses change and the way their symptoms present and influence your life changes, too.
it is okay.
you will make up lost ground. you will recover. you will heal. you will keep moving forward. things will turn out okay.
in the meantime, be gentle with yourself. ♥