Last year—the year of 2020 and the pandemic chaos—taught me a lot about the mental health challenges that I still struggle with on a daily basis. When this year began, I had told myself that I was going to take a higher initiative at mending these concerns that still weighed me down. But 2021 has turned out to be even more exhausting for me mentally and emotionally than the previous year, and because of that, I’ve actually fallen deeper into the very problems that I hoped to improve and cope through.
I have been discussing self-care for the better part of two years now, and it’s varied from coping with mental illnesses, fighting toxic urges and avoiding toxic people, fitting in morsels of time into a busy day to help rejuvenate one’s mind and emotional capacities, and a few more other topics. However, the one thing I have rarely discussed—and arguably one of the most important aspects of self-care—is self-love.
At the end of December, I shared my complicated journey with anti-depressants and the ultimate decision to begin re-taking them again after many, many years. It has been three months since I began a low dose of Fluoxetine (Prozac), making it the perfect time to check-in and talk about how it’s helped, what is not working, and why I may increase the dose a bit.
I wanted to create a small space here where I can chat with you candidly every couple weeks about life and how things are going. Whether I’m kicking it’s arse or it’s beating the living hell out of my own. I suppose I just wanted people to see me for who I truly am. No pretences, no bullshite.
About a six or seven months ago, I did a small article on video games that helped me conquer the toughest depression days. Well, today I’m going to chat about something similar. Each title on this list facilitated my ability to cope through some heavy and difficult situations; situations where I had to step away from my own thoughts and stresses in order to fully process them so that I could find the best means of discovering a solution or other relative method for grappling them.
Happy Sunday morning, Chums. I feel like it has been ages since my last Self-Care Sunday post, which went up in mid-May. I suppose in that sense, it has been a damned long time, hasn’t it? One of the biggest things for me to remember is that life happens and occasionally it will prevent me…
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