Firstly I would like to say how grateful I am for this site, checking in every day reminds me to make time to nurture my mind, body and spirit.
Overall it has been a good, productive day. I arose at my own pace, I did the chores I needed to do, I rode my bike to a nice quite spot by the lake where I sat to read, I finished my book, I slept and I spent my evening crafting.
My day has not been without difficulties; I received an application rejection for a job I really wanted and I have eaten too much which is a bad habit/comfort reaction I need to get under control. My mind did begin the negative thinking I habitually resort to; ‘always happens to me’, ‘I never get the jobs I want’, ‘no one ever gives me a chance’ and other unhelpful thoughts came to mind but I found something to do to distract myself from those thoughts and managed to continue with my day.
I know I walk an extremely fine line every day when it comes to my mental health so I am going to try and work hard every day to maintain this positive balance – something I am finding much easier to do thanks to this site, just getting these thoughts out of my head and into the abyss helps. However, I am acutely aware that I can take a nosedive at any minute, this makes me so much more appreciative of the good days I have.
I find it really strange how, when I’m headed back to the dark place, I know what I should be looking out for, I know the symptoms, yet when I’m on that path I don’t realise it until it’s almost too late. For now at least, I think I am working my way back up though I fear this may be because I do not have to concern myself with work at present and therefore have the time to work on looking after myself – this scares me when I think about returning to my job.
Nice blog. Thanks for sharing. Good reminders for us all to take care of our mental health as well as our physical health.
Thank you x