• 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I have for the most part had a good week. I’m not sure I’ve done too great at the taking care of myself part but I have taken my antidepressant everyday except one where I went to take it and couldn’t remember if I had or not. I was pretty sure I hadn’t but not sure. Anyway after much faffing  I decided to take one because I used to be on 100mg rather than the 50mg I am now so if I had taken two (slim chance) it wouldn’t matter. But I forgot to do that. Yesterday afternoon I felt very low  about a very small thing- but I kept…

  • 2015,  antidepressants,  depression,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s been a much better week than the previous one. Which is good. I’d almost say it’s been a surprisingly good week but that might be taking it too far. I’ve been taking my meds as prescribed and am up to 50mg now. I’d been convinced when I saw the doctor that might not do it (because I was on 100mg of the same med before) but actually I now think it might. It’s early days though so best to leave it and see. One of the things that I’ve been wanting to do (that’s on my twenty things list) is now planned and I’m going to do it with…

  • 2015,  depression,  doctors,  friends,  Self-Care,  Sertraline,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s generally been a terrrible week but there have been a few good moments and I’ve had a great day today despite a few moments of anxiety (new people, train faffing) I’ve had three days of antibiotics (nitrofurantoin 100mg x 2 daily) for a UTI. And I ended up feeling physically appalling. Sick, dizzy and yucky on top of the usual UTI symptoms.  Finished those yesterday and feel better today which sort of proves the theory that I’ve had for a while that nitrofurantoin makes me nauseaous. As UTIs can make me feel sick it’s been hard to tell.  I’m not 100% right yet. I had a whole night of…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m eating maltesers whilst writing this. I treated myself to a maltesers easter egg when I went to Sainsburys on Friday, ate the egg yesterday and left the maltesers for today. That’s probably more self indulgence rather than self care (self care would be cutting down the amount of chocolate I eat which realistically is something I desperately need to do). But they are yummy and I don’t care.  Last year I treated myself to several maltesers easter eggs but I am hoping to find more willpower this year and have this be the only one. It’s not been a great week to be honest. My mood has been pretty…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’ve had a good week. I’m really tired today for some reason though. This became clear when I was talking to my sister on the phone. I asked how she was, she told me. Then she asked how I was and I told her before asking how she was again. I did immediately go “oh, I already asked you that” She offered to say something different in response this time but I turned her down. Yesterday I went shopping for the day and then came home and watched TV and listened to an audiobook (Northern Lights by Philip Pullman) and the like. I didn’t go online at all which is…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I think I’ve done good with self care this week.  Nothing hugely tangible but I’ve definitely done better at saying no to things and enforcing my limits. And although I didn’t manage to spend the entire day yesterday offline like I’d thought about doing I have managed to spend less time online in general.  Whilst I do really enjoy days that are completely offline I think a general reduction would probably be better or at least do me more good. It’s still a work in progress though and probably always will be. Unfortunately I’ve also had a bit of an access problem this week and I probably didn’t handle that…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    This week has been a difficult one in many ways. I felt like I bounced from problem to problem for several days. I have managed to deal with and resolve all but one of them (that one is a work in progress) but it’s taken it out of me. I’m writing this blog entry at a writers group in Oxford at which no writers appear to have come but me and a friend who came with me. I’m really hoping the train trip home will be as easy as usual. And part of me is wishing I’d stayed close to home today. I did enjoy lunch with my friend though.…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m beginning to suspect that starting up these Self Care Sunday blog posts again was a mistake.  I don’t feel like I’ve got a lot to say and stopping to think about it can get stressful. But actually I think I have still done things this week that are self care.  Little things not really worth mentioning but worth doing perhaps? I can’t remember what I wrote here last week but I think it might have been something similar to this.  Next week may well turn out to be a week with more self care because of what it’s planned to involve.  That doesn’t help me with what to write…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m sure there are plenty of things I’ve done this week that can be considered taking care of myself but mostly all I can think of right now is I took a nap this afternoon and I’ve got a dinner in the oven I’m looking forward too.  I’m still quite sleepy to be honest. I have in a miniscule way eaten slightly healthier this week. But lets not pretend that my diet could ever be called actually healthy. Oh and I’ve had my Just Dance 2015 out and used it on several days so that’s exercise. Plus, three uses of the standing frame.  Although the standing frame is very definitely…

  • 2014,  2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    A weekly moment to stop and think about what I’ve done in the past seven days that could be considered taking care of myself. This week I think self care has been about friends. I’ve been feeling for a while that I’m a bit lacking in friends. One or two have moved away over the last few years, others I’ve lost touch with or otherwise don’t have contact with. Drifted away, that sort of thing.  I’ve been thinking about ways I might meet some new friends but I’ve also been trying to keep in touch with those old ones too. I finally remembered to text one of those drifted friends…