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.

So even though this week’s word was anxious there have been lots of good things too!

The Reading Residence


  1. Kim Carberry

    So glad things are going well….Especially with the medication! Well done for going and meeting with the group….Have a lovely weekend x

  2. The Reading Residence

    Plenty of good things, and I’m pleased for you that your anxiety didn’t stop you from at least going along to the group. As you say, baby steps. Good to hear the reduction in medication is going well, too, hope you get to that book soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. Karen

    Well done for going to the group. Small Steps add up to bigger things 🙂 Enjoy your weekend

  4. Merlinda Little

    Its good to hear that you are doing little things! I agree with Karen that small steps add up to bigger things =) #wotw

  5. tracey at mummyshire

    Very brave of you to follow though and attend the group, glad it all went well for you and although you have been anxious you’ve clearly had a positive week xx

  6. Alice Megan

    Small steps are the most achievable they’ll eventually lead to giant leaps keep on going xxx

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