This week was stressful for me, I had my first ergotherapy session on Tuesday; a walking group with other people struggling with mental illness. I didn’t manage to go on the walk, the anxiety was too much, but I did meet some of the other members of the group, and that was a success for me.
There were some positives in this week too though; actually getting to the hospital and meeting the group was such a huge thing for me. The letter I wrote to myself and my anxiety on the blog showed how far I’d come; usually I would have beaten myself up for ‘failing,’ but I didn’t fail, I took baby steps. The recovery from the stress and anxiety took less time than usual, and I didn’t find myself taking a nap on Tuesday afternoon. In fact I haven’t had a nap for ages now!
Other positives include having no side effects from the reduction of my medication and a lessening of the brain fog that I have lived with for several years now. I’m hoping I’ll be able to start reading a book soon, I’ve managed to catch up on blog reading and can feel my concentration coming back.