Taking Care of Myself by Asking for What I Want and Need
A few months ago, asking for what I want led to eye muscle surgery to better align my eyes. This is a problem I have struggled with since birth, so it really gave my confidence a boost to look in the mirror and see straight eyes. The surgery was elective and something I really had to ask for.
Asking for What I Want and Need
I have been learning how to take care of myself better by asking for the things I want and need. This goes beyond eye muscle surgery; it could mean just asking for a break when I need it. Below is a video explaining ways I take care of myself.
Rahm, M. (2019, May 22). Taking Care of Myself by Asking for What I Want and Need, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 8 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2019/5/taking-care-of-myself-by-asking-for-what-i-want-and-need
Author: Megan Rahm
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