I’m on my third bad day in a row. Why is that? Nothing has changed. I stayed in most of yesterday, just went out to get some shopping.
My concentration has gone again. I’ve been given three books to read by a friend of mine. I have read the first page of one of them over and over without taking anything in.
The first book is “Sane new world” by Ruby Wax.
Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity.
With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.
If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.
Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.
So, after spending much of yesterday in bed, I pushed myself to go out today. I visited my friend, my youngest daughter and my auntie. I was out on my motorbike which cleared my head for a while.
I am now back in my flat, overwhelmed with anxiety and overthinking. I’m trying to work out why. I know reading will help, I will try again when I go to bed.
I have almost got my diet back on track and I am drinking plenty of water. Both of which should have a positive impact on my mood. Maybe tomorrow….