So was thinking that haven’t blogged in a while with anything to do with my mental health and what is going on at the moment. Quite a few things happened over the past week or so, I suppose also the past few months there has been subtle changes ( or so people keep telling me ) but the past week and weeks to come it is a lot more noticeable.
Recently found out that my decision of when I was going to go back to work was slightly taken out of my hands as had an issue with my sickness payments. Could have ended up in a much worse situation and though very much caused a drop in my mood for a few days once had given it time to settle in. Frustrating to have had time off and be thinking about when will I be ready to go back to work for that to suddenly change.
Now I potentially have a few job options in the pipeline. I still don’t know 100% how I feel about dentistry but I think that is maybe something that I won’t know until I start work again. A long with the work itself also realising that what the commute is like plays a huge factor in it, one of the options would mean that I could cycle to work which I am actually quite excited about. Sitting in a car to get to and from work every day is something that if I can avoid it I will do.
What I do with my time outside of work has always been important but even more so now. Getting into the outdoors is a priority for during the week and the weekends. Also spending time with Maia and Kat. A lot has happened in the past few months so want to make sure keep going forwards and not slip back into old routines that didn’t help my headspace.
Just finished reading ‘Running on Empty by Jonice Webb’. Not something that I want to discuss too much at the moment but it has very much started to make things a bit clearer and I suppose help me begin to understand what I am feeling and why. Would highly recommend the book, potentially life changing!
Still on the waiting list to see psychology on the NHS, 3 months so far and counting. I am however seeing a private therapist, difficult to say whether it is helping or not as I am guessing will be subtle changes that I don’t necessary notice for quite a while. However I am keeping on going which is all I can do at the moment.
Lets see what the next few weeks bring!