Today was the first uni exam for this semester, with one more to go next Friday. It’s been a stressful week of study and still meeting all the responsibilities of work and life, and with my single-minded focus on tasks that I tend to have, I haven’t done any exercise either.
Instead though, I made sure I indulged in some really good nutrition as an “almost there” celebration of semester end tonight
I’ve been very mindful of my anxiety and have been very careful to mange it this week, without the exercise. Meditation with music has helped, and being aware of when the anxiety is building is crucial. My doctor also insisted that I check in with him every week during this end of semester time, so that’s a good back up support.
That moment when you end up telling someone about your mental health and half way through the conversation you realise they truly don't understand and you are filled with regret.
This happened with my hairdresser today. I've been seeing her for years but she trivialized my current situation and it really upset me. She said 'everyone has issues' and 'everyone sees a psychologist'. She also couldn't understand why I'm not telling my boss that I can't work due to mental health issues. She said I need to think more positively and give others the opportunity to understand.
It's my choice who I tell and I felt like she was bulldozing me in to a corner. #bpd#borderlinepersonalitydisorder#bipolar#bipolardisorder #anxiety#ocd#gad#depression #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#schizoaffective#prorecovery
Good end to a long Friday. It wasn’t my best workout and I had been up since 4 so I was half asleep but I made it and it was my second one in two weeks due to not feeling well, so Ill take it. “And nevertheless she persisted” #juststrongclothing#bejuststrong#juststrongwomen