It has been months since I opened my WRAP® PLAN workbook. There have been so many things competing for my time, that I let my own needs, my personal self-care slip to the side. I know there will be good days and days of inactivity. But practicing self-care has been an important part of my recovery. It is important that I remind myself about putting on my own oxygen mask … [Read more...] about Guess What I Wrote Down?
I know I should be thankful. I am alive, I am in good health, and my depression is not pushing me up against the wall. But boy do I feel rushed. Or maybe it’s a sense of urgency to get things done. It could be I am making a big deal out of what I have to do, and am making it bigger and therefore much more important than it needs to be (You know, the "hair on fire" … [Read more...] about What a week, and it’s only Tuesday
Now that I am back in the workforce, my schedule doesn’t allow me the flexibility to go to support group meetings whenever I want. Before starting back to a “day job,” I was going to three different support group meetings each week held on three different days. There is the SMART group, focusing on Self-management and Recovery. I was also getting to WRAP, focusing on … [Read more...] about I found a new place to be SMART
What is it about making a decision? I have done my homework. I have filled out the worksheets. I have spoken to my supporters, my therapist and my family. And I am still not sure what I should do. And I haven’t even been offered the job yet. Just because the interview went well, doesn’t mean I will be offered the position. Yet here I am in the same situation, having to think … [Read more...] about I think I should. I think I shouldn’t.