Back on Track
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.