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Monday, March 25, 2019

I'm finally getting back on track.

My therapist gave me a little log sheet to fill in every day, tracking several factors that can affect my mental well-being... these include meditation, nutrition, sleep, exercise, medication, and stress. I expanded upon this, adding sections where I can note physical health, sexual activity, coping strategies, and overall mood.

For my first week of logging, it got me to start thinking about exercise and nutrition, though I didn't really eat better or move my body much. I'm on week two now, and am finally moving more and eating better.

Honestly, I need to develop a stick-to-it attitude with this. I'm combating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and having limited success with meds. My last line of defense before pulling out the "big guns" (HRT or surgery) is to focus on lifestyle factors.
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    I love how you are getting in touch and noticing things appt your choices. Same with me. Glad you took time to observe. Fingers crossed for the effectiveness of "little guns" and life changes!
    608 days ago
    You manage what you measure, it's a great tool to see how you are doing, and what you need to improve on! And give yourself a pat on the back when you crush your goals!
    609 days ago
    Glad that you're moving more and eating better. Definitely 2 very important keys to wellbeing.
    Keep up the good work!
    609 days ago
  • LINDA!
    It is great that the therapist gave you the log sheet to fill in. That may really help you stay on track.
    610 days ago
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