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    What to Write in a Chronic Illness Journal

    Here are 4 elements to consider to write in your journal #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Pain #Food #mood

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    I never know where to post what I want to share - too many groups and I'm unsure whether I'd be or not off topic.

    #mood #Exercise #overthinking #Meditation #understand #Insight #help #learn #Fun #growth #Inspiration

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    Weekly Emotional Rollercoaster

    I'm wondering if it's just me and if I'm right it's probably not. So I've noticed that each day of the week carries with it certain pressures and feelings that come about for me. Friday, I am calm. I feel at ease that the week is over and I'm going into the weekend. Saturday, I sleep in and hide from the world but then somehow come alive and feel vibrant enough to do something. Sunday, I begin feeling angst and feeling guilty for what I haven't done and panicked about all that I have to do. It takes a toll on me sleep-wise and intensifies my negative self-talk. Monday, I am drained before I even get out of bed because my mind has exhausted and raked me over the coals all night. Tuesday, I am afraid that I won't make it through the rest of the week without being confused and unmotivated. Wednesday, I feel the desire to hang on just a little bit more because I'm halfway there and it's almost over. Thursday, anxiety kicks in because I haven't really accomplished anything worth discussing and the vicious cycle continues on and on, week after week. Have you experienced this? Do you have any advice that could help me? #Anxiety #stressful #Adulting #Bipolar #mood #MoodDisorder #Depression #Bipolar2 #SocialAnxiety #sundowns #wellness #stressfuldays #harddays #StrongerTogether

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    World Mental Health Day

    Happy World Mental Health Day Mighties! Remember no matter how bad things feel, you are never alone, and it is good to talk xxx

    #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #mood #ADHD #Autism #BPD

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    Struggles with caffeine/aspartame/sugar on your moods?

    I have struggled for years with #diet cola sodas and chocolate. On again, off again. Also with compulsive eating since childhood. The overeating numbs but takes me to depression. The caffeine gives me a lot of pep and numbs anxiety initially, but then takes me to such high levels of anxiety that I feel barely able to stand it. Then I do it all over again day after day because I am addicted to it.

    The sugar and caffeine affect my sleep. I know of many studies indicating that aspartame is very bad for our brains and bodies, as well as having a laxative effect, which also may mean that I'm not absorbing my psychiatric meds as much as I need to, as well as regular nutrition. I drink a lot of it, and I'm really afraid to 100% accept all of this within myself because I don't know how to let go.

    The cravings and loneliness and mental health struggles started very young, and have gotten worse with age. There was a time for 2 years when I ate 3 meals a day, no chocolate, no sugar, did have diet soda but less than I do now. Rarely had depression then, but after two years of doing OK I started to go downhill over period of weeks and went into an outpatient program to get back on my feet.

    I was also in very difficult perimenopause, and insomnia started then and has continued. It's been a mess, and holding down jobs have always been up and down with the depression and mood swings.

    If you struggle with these, what helps you? How do you deal with intense cravings and loneliness and lack of sleep when even a CPAP machine and you don't work well together, and you've tried therapy and groups and classes etc to help with those aspects of mental health? I always take my meds as prescribed.

    I would more than love to hear your shares. Thank you for listening and any experiences you can share.

    #sugar #Caffeine #aspartame #diet soda #Depression #Anxiety #mood swings #Cravings #Sleep #compulsive eating #Outpatient #Perimenopause #Insomnia


    × " Sigh I'm In A Sleepless Depressive Episode " × #help

    × " I Have Been Like This For Almost A Month... My Sleep Issue's Are The Same... I Stay Wide Wake Until Dawn... I Get Into A Manic Episode Where I Don't Want To Speak To Anyone At All. Except On Here.. I Get These Intense Rage Issue's.. Some How I Just Begin To Poke At My Scar's And Wait For Them To Sting And Bleed.. And Then I Feel Better... I Know W.T.H !! But It's Like A Punishment For Me Messing Up At Work.. Or Not Getting Enough Sleep.. Skipping On Meal's.. Today Though I Had A Good Day. A Customer Just Randomly Tipped Me $5 To Clean Thier Messy Table. " × #mood ☆ S. K. ☆

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    I’m over it. Or not. I definitely am! Or not? No, I’m done. Am I? 📈📉📈📉🆘❤️‍🩹

    #Loss #Grief #mood #MentalHealth #Mentalhealthmemes

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    Thank you for letting me join your group I suffer with grief and depression, ptsd and anxiety along with chronic pain that came with it I was in a car accident 5 years ago.
    Today I had a good day hope all is well with everyone 🤗 #mood disorder #PTSD #Anxiety #Grief

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