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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The DMG Diary Method

journaling diary

I have kept a diary off-and-on for a decent portion of my life. Recently, as I was cleaning out some boxes my mom had saved for me of my grade school days, I came across journals from both at-school creative writing time and personal diaries. Reading through them was such a nostalgic and eye-opening experience that it solidified just how much I want to make keeping a diary a stable part of my daily routine for the rest of my life. I came up with this method after deciding what I want to focus on in my morning journaling routine, then picking and choosing from a few recommended routines of people I admire. I complete in this order (usually). It’s my initials, which makes it easy to remember for […]

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Hello, world.

july

It’s me. Starting another blog. As if I didn’t have a whole graveyard of blogs past haunting me. So, this time, maybe I DON’T announce on Facebook and Instagram that I’m doing this until I make it a true practice and habit for myself. Hopefully, the third time truly is a charm. And hopefully, if I’m clear enough on my “why,” this time, blogging will stick. Bringing me to – the statement and declaration of my why: My ultimate life’s dream is to become a published, bestselling author one day. In order to experience success as an author, whether self-published or with a publishing house, these days, one needs an online presence and following. But, and maybe most importantly, the road to writing and publishing a book is lengthy, […]

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