Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful week. Mine has had it’s ups and downs but I’m aiming for more ups.
I am enjoying the cooler weather we have been having the last couple of weeks. It’s usually very warm here in the summer time so the little drop in temperature has made it to be more enjoyable for me.
My mental health continues to be a daily struggle. I have my good days and my bad days. I wrote a post last month about being “stuck in a funk” (Read Here) I noticed I am still struggling with it off and on. I have made some changes since that post.
Changes I Have Made
I recently started going for walks, trying to add a little exercise in my daily life, and soaking up some of that vitamin D is an added bonus. I am really out of shape so my walks aren’t very far but at least I’m trying, one step at a time.
I also decided to give meditation a try. I’m not very experienced, and not sure what to do, so I have been reading up on it. I’m also not sure if I’m doing it right because it’s not really doing anything for me. Any advice or tips or any helpful videos please let me know in the comments or please email me.
I signed up for a bowling league. It took me two weeks to find the motivation to do it. Now that I have, I feel excited, I have something to look forward to.
I am a little worried though because I know the day I start the league my anxiety will be lurking around, my OCD will be tormenting me, and my panic attacks….. well my panic attacks are always lingering, ready to show up whenever it feels like it.
I just re-read that last paragraph and I’m so glad I did. I’m worried about something that may or may not happen next month. Worried about having anxiety next month is only causing me anxiety now.
I need to get out of my head and stay in the moment.
I will not let this illness keep me a prisoner in my mind. I will stay in the moment. I will keep telling myself this….. STAY IN THE MOMENT. I have to keep reminding myself of this. Maybe the more I say it the more I will take action and do it. STAY IN THE MOMENT.
Are you a worrier like I am? Do you worry about tomorrow instead of enjoying today? Focus on now. Do what you can to make today better. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed by the past or future. STAY IN THE MOMENT. One more time……….
STAY IN THE MOMENT
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, Reach Out, Speak Up, And Ask For Help. Nobody should go through it alone.
Have a fantastic weekend.