By the end of the week I mostly forgot that it’s a Year or Self Care. I wish it was more prominent in my mind.
Maybe a phone background will work for a while.
quality of life improvements
I bought fluffy socks. See above. I like them. If you have recommendations for the best ever fluffy or fuzzy socks / clothes in general (not itchy), send them my way.
Also bought more teas.
being careful w/ my routines and irritability
Went to visit someone in a different town, but just for one day so that I would still have another weekend day left & wouldn’t break the Sunday routines.
Avoided engaging in a discussion that I knew would irritate me.
Used earphones to block distracting/annoying things (I rarely do this).
Using a food tracker as the first step towards “three meals a day”. I don’t have high hopes for it, because I also have screen time tracking and it hasn’t helped with reducing screen time. But we’ll see.
Using a mood tracker (Apple Health). I also don’t see how it might help, but I like the actual process of recording the mood, so I’ll keep using it.
In two weeks I’ll start another “month without caffeine” and we’ll see if I can spot a difference in my mood.
drinking and vaping
Didn’t, because it leads to headaches & sleepiness & low energy.
Had an appointment with a psychiatrist re/ ADHD, maybe he’ll also recommend something re/ anxiety.
I don’t want to use the forum gratitude journal, so I might use my diary as a gratitude journal. I won’t be creating a routine for now, though, to avoid routine overload.
“I feed bad, I will buy a [chocolate wafer] for myself.” A yogurt. Crepes.