As a matter of personal um, goal keeping? I have been working on better self care when it comes to my mental health.
For instance I rarely read comments to articles, news, blog posts etc if I have the feeling that it will upset me.
I have started trying really hard to be a breakfast eater. It sounds weird but if you are not naturally a breakfasty person, it is hard to become one. I've decided that I need to eat more during the day to keep my blood sugar up to see if that helps with some of my fatigue issues. It does.
And yes before anyone asks, this fatass needs to eat more. Shocking I know.
I had gone off of all my vitamins for about two months trying to figure out if they were really doing anything for me. Verdict is they were so I am back on them.
I have made an effort to return to my super hydrated ways.
I am working on saying out loud when I am not okay.
Now all these things have done me good.
Today I'm having a bit of a day. Nothing specific is upsetting me but I am a cranky whiny angry fussy baby.
I am hoping it's just PMS.
I find it really difficult to deal with random upset. I get frustrated because even though I'm doing my good self care, I still feel shitty.
And then I get upset, which makes me stressed and I'm upset about being upset and I'm annoyed with myself and it's a big ole hot mess.
Not good obviously.
When I feel like this I am never quite certain what to do for myself.
So I am going to continue to be nice to myself today because it's more important to be a good parent to myself when I feel shitty.
I think a large part of my moodiness of late has a lot to do with the fact that my insomnia has been really bad this summer and I"m just exhausted.
I have to tell you homies, the last time it was this bad for an extended period of time I was put on nightly sedatives that worked but left me so foggy minded I probably would have lost my job if I didn't stop taking them. I'm reluctant to do that again. I am too sensitive to sedatives and I'm honestly deeply terrified of dependence on them.
So I'm going to try something newish. Along with all the rest of my self care I'm beginning (as soon as I have a new bounce resistant boob holder) a new exercise program. Mainly to help exhaust me so I can possibly sleep.
I am hoping that this will do some good.
Also I am excited to start belly dancing again. That is a whole other post.
So my darlings, what do you do for yourself when you're feeling toddler level (as in that point that toddlers often get to when there is NOTHING in the entire universe that will soothe them thus you just gotta let em go through it until they can be soothed) cranky?
What is hard for you when it comes to self care and stuff?