It’s been a few weeks since I shared with you my mental health issues. I’m going to share with you what I plan on doing to take care of myself.
I called my doctor. They gave me a nice little questionnaire over the phone. That confirmed (to them) that I do have anxiety issues. I have started taking a low dose medication. It’s supposed to take about two weeks to build up enough to start working. But I fell like it’s taken off some of the edge already. Maybe it’s a placebo effect, but I’m glad for some sort of improvement already.
I have a referral for a therapist. I’m a little nervous to call and make an appointment. That’s my goal this week. I have heard some good things about her, so I hope this step will be good for me.
Yoga is one thing I really enjoy and I’m making it a goal to attend more classes. It really helps me clear my mind and I usually feel so good after the hour is up. If for no other reason, I need to keep going because it makes me feel good.
A few times each week, after Jeremy come home from work, I plan on locking myself in my room and writing. Or reading. Or doing my nails. I just need to get some alone time. To reboot. To do things that will make me feel good.
Okay. Now you tell me: What are some of your favorite ways to take care of yourself??