lifestyle changes my therapist recommended when I re-started therapy in 2021 + told her I wanted to stay off anxiety meds

therapy journal page

Here are all my notes from my journal page that July 2021 day I went back to therapy after stopping my anxiety meds in October 2020. my therapist’s recommendations for lifestyle changes to help manage anxiety without medication: start recognizing anxiety’s messages to me –> journal out anxious thoughts “do it tomorrow” = anxiety decrease caffeine —> I was never really a coffee person, but I’m for sure a tea person now put all goals IN WRITING – also share with my writing accountability partner 30 min walk 3x/week —> can also delay/prevent alzheimer’s (not fact-checked, but she said it so I wrote it) eat a variety of fruits + veggies, chicken + fish chemicals in our stomach help keep anxiety + depression away and/or supplement with vitamins below […]

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dream diary entries june 2020

faceless person with opened notebook with text on soft surface

monday, june 15, 2020 8:59a – I don’t remember my dreams already except I feel like we were on a houseboat at some point. thursday, june 18, 2020 8:38am – Disc golf course on a horseback lesson barn land, Reid played with others while I got a tour of an adjoining property with space for just a couple horses + the owner killed his old grey poodle-ish looking dog in front of me! After having his two horses do tricks in their stalls like bow. Then, we couldn’t find Reid’s disc golf bag or my change of clothes in the rows where people store bags while playing, and we had to escape the bad people killing dogs, so I ran to my friend from 3rd grade’s house in the […]

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catch up on life so far in 2021

cheetah laying down and looking at camera

september 8, 2021 // 8:11am good morning on this wild wild wednesday! I call it that because Reid left out of town yesterday, meaning I’m left to my own devices today, which means it gets very wild wild west-y ’round these here parts. well, I am in the process of locking down a blogging gig, getting to write about all the things I want to be writing about for my own personal development but for a really cool local store and group of women I’m really excited to start blogging some events with… but more on that coming later. basically, I was trying to say that somehow by procuring this official blog gig, my mindset has shifted and I now feel totally liberated to use my blog to document […]

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wake up, post

wake up

Figure I’ll actually give this a try for one day out of the 7,852 days I’ve been saying I should. This being: just wake up and write about whatever I want to write about that day, then publish it to my blog. Today, I’m thinking about social anxiety. (Just realized I used a writing prompt I heard about yesterday subconsciously. “Today, I…”) Anyway, on an average day, I care about what other people think of me. I know I “shouldn’t”, but I do. I care A LOT. One, I feel like I shouldn’t care, because everyone says, “Just be yourself and don’t give a flip if someone doesn’t like you because of it, then you’ll naturally attract your people!” I’ve actually given this advice myself to others when talking […]

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spring breezes [on signs & synchronicities]

spring breezes

I have this devotional on my Kindle with journal prompts about finding the magic in everyday life. However, I’ve fallen behind as of late (no surprise there), but also, no worries, because I just catch right on up whenever I happen to think about it! Which I did today. I opened my Kindle cover and realized that I hadn’t read this particular eBook since April 24th. For April 25th, the day’s prompt was titled “Spring Breezes” — “What could be more wonderful than to push open the window after a long, stuffy winter and feel the spring breezes wafting inside, blowing away the energetic cobwebs of a long, cold season? Even if you are fortunate enough to live someplace where you can actually open your windows in December without […]

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To write, or not to write? January 30, 2020 // 5:25 pm

create today diary

Dear Diary,  I’m reading the heroin diaries by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and had the thought to try and write a diary entry in his style. Where it basically goes: first say why you’re picking up the notebook to write in that moment. Then what’s on your mind, your thoughts, feelings, and details about recent past events. Maybe some pondering of future plans.  Right now from the couch as Reid plays Rocket League before I decide to get up and start cooking dinner, I’m reading about how Tommy would go over to shoot heroin with Nikki but would never let himself do too much or be there for too long because it scared him.  I watched The Dirt last year and for some reason became obsessed with it. […]

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Morning Routine for 2020

manifest and chill

My AM Routine — adapted from a YouTuber I started following for her Tarot videos: https://youtu.be/s-k57bu_Gko. Dream journal + write set intentions/dreams/goals for the day, begin drinking water* Light a candle then meditate 20+ minutes with headphones Make tea or coffee (with Lion’s mane powder? Possibly ordering from Amazon soon) Finish DMG Diary-ing (including Tarot daily draw) while drinking tea/coffee, then brush teeth when done Move body 30+ mins – yoga, walk Lincoln, or elliptical** (…while watching one of my trash TV guilty pleasure shows) Brush Lincoln for 10+ mins, then get myself ready for the day Tidy/declutter/clean space if needed Start taking action on intentions to manifest! (which will most likely be heading to MillHouse for writing and publishing a blog post each workday, aaaand getting a certain […]

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