I'm big into re-evaluating goals, habits and routines to fit what you need right now.
Last year I journaled in general 18 days every month, and it was very beneficial for me. But even though I started the year with high hopes and ambitions on continuing that, I haven't written anything since January. After we came back from the major family emergency we were dealing with, I just looked at the blank page -- how could I possibly summarize what we just went through? How could I possible voice all my thoughts and feelings from the past few weeks?
So I didn't. I had weekly therapy sessions instead to deal with everything, and focused my energy on physical self-care like my skincare routine, stretching, and doing ice-water facials (something recommended in said therapy sessions). Which also has been great for my skin!
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Something I definitely didn't have time for was blogging -- I struggled to keep up with my bullet journal, so posting accountability posts was not in the cards. I did a combined one for January and February, but now it's been so long I'd have to do one for March and April too. And it doesn't feel like the best use of my time; I'm doing the things that matters the most to me anyway, and I feel really excited about travelling and hiking/camping. I don't need the extra push for that.
I may post some, I may not. But it doesn't benefit me right now to put that unnecessary pressure on myself when I'm doing my best keeping myself and my life together. Honestly just taking the "need" to do it away, I already feel like maybe I want to write it anyway, just because we did so many things in April I'd like to document them. But I will keep it my choice and not feel badly about myself if I don't. :)
Hi, I'm Erika!
I know what it's like living with anxiety and depression, but living and living are very different things. I believe in practical tips and methods, and I will use them to help you be the brave, daring, darling individual you are.
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