Can I just say that I love this weather feels like fall, despite the fact it’s the end of July? I am not fond of the hot weather, so this is refreshing after a humid week. It’s insane that summer is going by so quickly, and it felt like just a few weeks ago it was May. Dinner tonight was delish. Eggplant parmesan, salad, and homemade garlic sticks. I indulged a bit, after barely eating today due to stomach trouble that just settled. I am brewing a cup of spearmint tea, followed by laying in bed with a book for the rest of tonight once I clean up from dinner.
PCOS does not define who you are as a person, or what you are capable of accomplishing in your lifetime. You can live a fulfilled and happy life. You are strong and can conquer anything that you put your mind to, including living with this syndrome. Whether you have yet to get diagnosed, were just diagnosed, or have been for a certain amount of time, this isn’t the end of your life. You have control, not PCOS.
There will be times of struggle, frustration, and disappointment, but you cannot let it destroy everything you have already accomplished. You are not less of a person because of PCOS. You are still the same person you were before being diagnosed, only now you can make the changes that are needed in order to manage your symptoms and improve your health. Let PCOS be your strength, let it show everyone that above all else, you’re strong and have the courage to take anything on. It is difficult, I will be the first one to admit it, but you can do it, even if it takes time to see results, you can do it.
Never doubt yourself. If you are struggling, keep trying until you overcome it. It is okay to ask for support and motivation, we all need encouragement and would be more than happy to help one another. I am proud of each and every one of you, whether you’re just starting on your journey or have been on your journey for some time now. You are taking that step to become a better you.
m0nk3ys33 said: What app is this hun?
It’s called Waterlogged!
Phase I (Childhood)
Early in life, INFJs are characterized by the development and dominance of their Introverted Intuition (Ni). Since they are Introverts, they may also show significant development of their second function, Extraverted Feeling (Fe), which can serve as a useful extraverted tool for navigating the outside world. The Ni-Fe function pair allows INFJs to make and express judgments. INFJs are particularly well-equipped to read and evaluate people, including their underlying motives.
Since Ni is a Perceiving function, INFJs should not be viewed as closed-minded at any point in their development. But during Phase I, they might appear overly opinionated or closed-minded, at least from without. Even if their judgments are precociously accurate, Phase I INFJs may lack some discernment regarding if and when it is best to express those judgments. Moreover, their Ni-Fe conclusions have yet to be honed and tempered by their tertiary Ti, making the INFJ more reluctant to carefully review or revise them.
Phase II (Adolescence-30s)
Once the dominant function reaches a certain threshold of strength and dominance, INFJs’ inferior function, Extraverted Sensing (Se), enters the picture and begins to play a more influential role. This can be confusing because the inferior is not next in line for development in the functional stack. The inferior’s undue influence derives from its bipolar relationship with the dominant function. As I’ve discussed elsewhere, the inferior function is the primary culprit in unwise career and relational decision-making. Unfortunately, its influence peaks in Phase II of type development, which happens to be the same time INFJs are making life-altering decisions about their careers and relationships.
In addition to the increasing presence and influence of their inferior function, INFJs also begin to open up and hone their judgments by way of their tertiary function, Introverted Thinking (Ti). The logic of their Ti serves to cross-check and refine their Ni-Fe judgments. As INFJs develop their Ti, they also become more interested in exploring their inferior function, Extraverted Sensing (Se).
Phase III (30s, 40s, & Beyond)
Phase III, a phase which many individuals never reach or complete, is characterized by an attempt to understand and integrate the tertiary and inferior functions. By bringing these less conscious functions into the light of consciousness, we can better envision our path toward wholeness. Doing so requires understanding the nature of how these functions manifest within our type and becoming more aware of our personal patterns of unconscious behavior. Once these patterns have been made apparent, they can be replaced with healthier thoughts and behaviors. Decisions and behaviors become increasingly wise and conscious, engendering a lasting sense of satisfaction and wholeness. For INFJs, Phase III personal growth entails a deeper exploration of the nature of and challenges associated with their tertiary Ti and inferior Se.
Excuse the anger.