im now two weeks out from an acute hospital stay - and I’ve learnt a new saying. ‘The pill, the will, the skill’.
new medication - much better and is actually working. So I can tick off the first of the trinity. The will has always been there, and now have improved the first and can focus on what helps with will. Sleep, exercise, diet all shore up the reserves to get better. Or fill up my tank so I have something to give back to myself. The skill - is positive psychology, learning about ACT, and working everyday to challenge unhelpful cognitive processes.
a big challenge is applying compassion - not just to keep giving to others - but to apply to self.
compared to when I first posted - lots of things have changed but the horizon looks much better - whatever it may be.
so, for those who read - or replied, thank you. I’m no where near fixed, but not submerged as before. Reach out if you want to chat.