'Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life'recovering from anxiety and depression is the most amazing thing. It's like my life is slowly piecing together again and everything is brighter. I am so so appreciative of all of the help and support I have received along the way and am excited to continue my journey until I am whole and completely happy and contentI'm not saying it's been easy, but I'm glad I took the steps that I did to recover from this horrible illness. I tried mentoring when I was 14-16 at a youth club I went to, then more recently one on one counselling which I didn't get on with at all. Then I was prescribed 50mg of sertraline in July which I am still taking and had 5 CBT sessions for my anxiety on the phone with a lovely chap called James from the NHS let's talk service. And finally I have my last session of the low mood class I have been attending for 6 weeks tomorrow (also provided by the NHS let's talk service) which has helped me massively. It is a group session which I really wasn't sure about at first, but I think it helped me more than having one to one counselling. Another thing I know helped was being totally honest with myself. I would always write down what I was thinking/feeling and analyse it to get it off my chest rather than pushing it to the back of my mind and feeling worse in the long run. I know it seems simple but it's about the way you treat yourself. Anxiety and depression make us neglect ourselves and put ourselves down. Our thoughts are so powerful and we don't realise how much the way we think affects our body. I cannot stress how important it is to tell yourself that you are amazing. You are strong. You are loved. You are beautiful. Or anything else that is P O S I T I V E. You wouldn't put a friend or family member down the way you put yourself down, so just try it. It will seem strange at first but the more you do it the better you will feel and you will have more respect for yourself and feel yourself becoming who you really are #anxiety#depression#anxietyrecovery#depressionrecovery#selflove#selfrespect#loveyourself#youareamazing#depressionawareness#anxietyawareness
What to do now that I'm done resetting? Well I am sticking to my portion fix and also sticking with vegan/gluten free as much as possible until I start Shift Shop again next month. I will also do the vegan/gluten free choices for that as well. It feels like my body is running more like it's supposed to with those options.