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My anxiety was the reason I called off work this morning


My day normally begins at 5 am
I turn off the alarm eat breakfast and make my lunch.
My shift begins at 6 am
Today I was physical ill
My stomach was upset and I was weak, dizzy and my legs were cramping. My chest was hurting because I was having a early morning panic attack.
Yesterday I had an awful day.
I work as a caregiver in an Alzheimer Dementia unit of a senior living community facility.
My nerves were shot and I was exhausted when I got home yesterday
I texted my supervisor this morning and today I am resting .
My mental health matters
It is the right thing to stay home and not spread my flu bug to the residents.

TV and feet up day

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what’s your favorite #Selfcare thing to do?

today’s my self care day, it won’t be as eventful as i thought itd be because i woke up sick. but ill still be taking an epsom salt bath, using a face mask, writing, reading. and then the normal binge watching #Atypical & #Catnapping .
#mentalhealthday #MentalIllness #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #JointHypermobilitySyndrome


In Need of a #mentalhealthday

My boyfriend told me I should take a mental health day today, but I just can't afford it. I have classes and work, plus a meeting to help me with time management. I know I'm gonna end up burning out, but I just think I need to push through this until I can't anymore. Should I keep forcing myself or should I give myself the time I need to rest soon?

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I think that people with mental health problems are those amazing human beings that are a part of this world to show humanity what courage is all about. They are the bravest hearts, the strongest souls and creative minds. Thank you for teaching us everyday what it takes to be a true warrior.


Mental health day pt 2 #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealth

I have so much to do today but zero energy or motivation to do it. Instead, I’m sitting in front of Fallout 3. It is only 9am though. I’ll start at 11. Then rest for more in the afternoon #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #mentalhealthday



I need a mental health day but people are so used to seeing me disappear, I’m afraid I’ll be looked down on for it.

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Enjoying scenery #Selfcare #ItsTheLittleThings #mentalhealthday #Anxiety

Enjoying a scenic car ride to mentally clear my mind really helped my anxiety and chronic pain. Just getting out and taking my mind off of the usual things is such a help. It gave me a renewal, enough so that I can continue fighting this battle but in a much calmer way.


Taking Time

Self love means;
Taking time for myself.
Taking my favorite book off the shelf.
Taking control of the word no and
realizing my life is not just for show.
Taking time to do what makes me happy, even when it means feeling nappy.
Taking long walks along the river and quiet trail.
Taking it easy on yourself when you fail.
Self love is all about taking, which can be hard to learn for someone so versed in giving.
But self love is essential for healthy living.

#MightyPoets #MightyPoets #Selflove #selflovemeanstome #takingtime #selfloveisnotselfish #MentalHealth #mentalhealthday #taketime #timeout #iamnotapoet #Poetry #TheMighty #BeStrong #thegiver