Mood:Sick of migraine pain as well as knee pain too
Plans:I sorta rearranged linen closet cuz one of my little dogs decided it was a great hiding place for him. I'm missing two pillow cases from a sheet set and haven't a clue where they are located at. Kids have therapy tomorrow and I also volunteer at the library tomorrow night. I'm going to make the Key Lime Pie kit that I got tomorrow for hubby and me. Plan something simple for dinner. Work on more laundry. Maybe ask my mom to massage knee for me if she has time.
Plans:I did nothing for my plans. Migraine pain in control today which sucks. I did some reading. We had lost doggie in our yard today but owner was found so doggie is back home. I received Advanced Reader Copy of a book today that I'm excited to read at some point soon.
Plans:I didn't make any plans. I did some reading made homemade chicken and waffles for supper tonite. My knee started throbbing so I had hubby wrap it up for me. I can't seem to wrap it up myself. My plans work on re~arranging my linen closet for what to keep, give away, and just throw away tomorrow. Work on laundry and dishes too. Do some journaling as well and make some phone calls too!
Plans:Try not to get down about migraine and knee pain today but so far not working. I had hubby tell me he thinks I'm fat which hurt but I smiled at him when I really wanted to cry. I did some reading today but not much else. I hope tomorrow is a better day all around.
Sleep:I woke up every hour from the time I went to bed which sucked and feel really tired today
Mood:Okay but tired
Plans:I met with my case manager today which was our usual check in for the month. I did some reading today. I need to re~arrange my linen closet it's long over due for being done. Do a small grocery order tomorrow after middle daughter's therapy appointment which means picking up my meds as well. I made a small grocery list hoping I can stick to it. I also need to do some journaling since my collage project presentation for some of my thoughts and feelings at this point before I have therapy on Wednesday. I'm hoping for a better nights sleep tonite.
Like MamaC said taking care of yourself is a priority with regards to bipolar. I know for myself that taking my meds, seeing both my therapist and pdoc, and attending psych rehab program is apart of keeping me well and healthy.
I sometimes dwell on the negative instead of the positive aspects of bp such as lack of energy for any activity like doing chores or getting out of the house. I've found that I do better when I'm more active yet it's sometimes my depression that gets me into trouble for not being busier with my life. I'm also on disability at this point cuz having a job right now would be very stressful for me and not healthy for the rest of my family life.
I recently started volunteering at my local library which has improved much of my self-esteem and self-awareness over the last month. Being at the library is a source of joy and light that I didn't even know I could expect at this point. I enjoy reading books which is a personal medicine technique that gives me a sense of peace and sanity like no other.
I think you're doing a great job with managing your bp and it gives me hope that I can do the same at your age as well. Taking care of yourself one step at a time is very important. We all deal with negative thinking, I believe that finding one positive thing for each day allows me to be positive for the rest of my day or for a short period of time. Maybe this is something to think about for yourself.
Plans:Dropped off medical forms to doctor's offices to turn into the high school. I picked up meds for oldest. I also picked up youngest from horse camp too. I'm glad that she's home. I picked up the ingredients for recipe that I'm making for family reunion on Sunday. I have family picnic tomorrow which came out of the blue today though my dad swears that he told me about it. I don't remember having this conversation though. I did some reading today. I did a load of dishes in dishwasher. More laundry tomorrow and clean out my van before road trip on Sunday.
Plans:I did about 5 loads of laundry. I got to hang out two loads of laundry and used the dryer for the other three loads. Planning on doing more laundry tomorrow plus dishes in the dishwasher. Going to pick up youngest from camp tomorrow. I'm going to drop off forms at doctor's offices and pick up meds for oldest. I did some reading as well.