September 30, 2020 § Leave a comment
My therapist wants me to think of self-care practices that I can rely on to cope with my fears. She wants me to come up with strategies to take care of myself on a daily basis, and then practice them for 21 days so they become a habit. They become even more important now that I’m off the medication I was taking for my anxiety and depression.
Trying to find ways to keep my work under control is one of those. Because the biggest reason I was taking Trinicalm Plus (Trifluoperazine and some other stuff) was that I needed to be functional enough to be able to work. So I wouldn’t lose my job. I’m incredibly lucky that I managed to do some work every week the whole of last financial year to find myself just within the bell curve into which employees are fitted for their appraisals.
This year I’m trying to not simply work harder but work smarter. So finding ways of getting my work under control is my first important strategy for self care.
#anxiety #depression #selfcare