It’s Friday for most of you but just Tuesday in my world. This morning I am
sipping chugging down multiple cups of tea with lemon and honey. With summer comes allergies and air conditioning. Both cause me misery. Thank goodness for Bigelow’s Lemon tea!
This week I had therapy per usual. Normally he gives me enough forms to last a week and I fill one out each time I feel anxious or a panic attack. Writing where I was, what I was doing and how I dealt with it. Last week I only had one paper. And it was the day of my Eye surgeon appointment, so totally reasonable to feel anxious and scared. Then I told him about going out to several social occasions and that I was calm and in control the entire week. Without meds.
In his words, “That was very courageous of you. You were scared and anxious but you did it anyway.”
I had never thought of myself as courageous. I saved that for people who did big things like running into burning buildings. But when you have anxiety/depression sometimes just getting out of bed, brushing your teeth and getting dressed is courageous. Putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward sometimes takes Courage.
It takes Courage to say out loud, “Hey, I’m not okay with this situation.” It takes Courage to say, ” I suffer from PTSD and some days it sucks just to be!
Those are the times I jump on here and see how the rest of my people are handling their spoons for the day! And almost always I feel better. So thanks for that!
I hope your Friday is peaceful and that you find Courage!