It’s Only Temporary – Early Morning Barking
BPD Mental Health NPD

It’s Only Temporary

OK, today won’t be very long. I won’t keep you. Sorry. This is just a quickie. This is sort of a good video to have around, and I don’t know if this will be much help to you as it’s put out, but maybe it might be something you can get back into from time to time, and that might help.

I feel like this is sort of an important video to have in the catalog, even though it’s a bit quick, it’s a bit straightforward. You’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s called It’s Only Temporary. Right. I was thinking about this from a video I did the other day where I was talking about feeling good and clinging on to that feeling when you feel bad. And this is another thing kind of like that. It’s another thing to cling onto, to feel good about. It’s only temporary. Now.. that’s pretty vague. I understand we’re going to apply this to anything you like really. It’s pretty straightforward.

Feeling sad? It’s only temporary. Feeling happy. It’s only temporary. All these things that are transient forever shifting back and forth, up and down. It’s only temporary. And I think that maybe we hang on to the negative version of that…

Too long. They’re, you know, worried that good things are going to come to an end. And that sort of thing. But I think equally, we can be excited that it means bad things are going to come to an end because it’s all only temporary, right.

I got into my deepest, darkest moments when I felt that nothing would change. When I felt like I was going to be in that emotional pain I was suffering through forever, because there was no light at the end of the tunnel, there was no treatment possible, there was no medication possible that was going to help whatever.

That’s when I got to the lowest point. But it was only temporary. I just didn’t know at the time. And now I feel much better. And I don’t feel like I did in those dark moments. And everything’s OK because it’s only temporary.

And maybe this state is only temporary. Maybe I’m going to go up or down from here. Maybe I’m going to move on to another pretty level area. Who knows what’s going to happen. It’s all only temporary. But if I do go down, if I do have a bad patch…

It’s only temporary. This kind of just removes so much worry from your life, doesn’t it? It’s only temporary. Why worry about stuff? It’s easier said than done. I get it, it’s a bit radical acceptance, isn’t it? You know, just accept there are things that you have no control over, so why worry about them?

I see easier said than done. It’s a nice idea, isn’t it? But then I suppose you could argue that even things you have no control over may be things that you should keep an eye on. I don’t know, but I’m getting into the weeds of that, and that’s not really what this video is about.

The fact is it’s only temporary and however bad you might feel, it’s got to come to an end. You got to feel better one day. It might not feel like it right now, but it can happen. So stick around.

Anyway, like I said, short video, I just kind of want there to be something here that said “it’s only temporary” and I’ll do something a bit better next time. But then again, maybe you needed to hear that today.