Well, I did brush my teeth this morning but, that’s the only positive I can think of. This journal entry is going great so far, eh? I just had a very down day. Well a down yet jittery day if that makes any sense. I got some good feedback on the first part of my series on PTSD and I was so grateful I decided I had to write the second part but, I just couldn’t. I actually broke into a cold sweat when I sat down to write it and that was just after contemplating what images to use. I guess that I’m not as over that as I thought I was. I really thought I was down to 1 or 2 very distinct triggers at this point but, I guess writing down the details and what causes me to really freak out really freaked me out. I will try again tomorrow. I do think it’s important.
I had a not so great self care day. I barely ate anything I didn’t eat until noon after being up for 6 hours. I haven’t gotten out of my PJs. I did post some helpful things on Pinterest and Twitter so that was a positive. Well this is going to be the shortest journal entry ever but, I really don’t have much more to say, I played Skyrim, watched Doctor Who and took a nap midday. I do have to say I think that one of the reasons I am so tired apart from being hypomanic and anxious may be that I switched to decaf. Or I just tired myself out with so much stress. It’s one of those.
Oh yes I almost forgot, there was something interesting I found today it was a list of ways to cope with anxiety after I tried writing and had a panic attack I tried one of them that I hadn’t heard of before (see image below), grab a book and read the first chapter you find aloud. I read more than a chapter but, still it seemed to have helped. I recommend it. It seems silly reading out loud to yourself and clearly this isn’t a trick you could use on the subway or at work but, for a home based solution it has potential. I hope you’re well or working toward wellness. Good night!