I am never good on Monday’s, but I am learning.
My Monday Morning Coffee Blog
So it’s Monday. I am officially a week into my new sleep and wake schedule. A little background. I noticed last week when I am up early enough I can be very productive in the morning to the early afternoon. Sure I need coffee (my stomach is doing better, so I am switching back to coffee) but this new schedule gives me more time.
It was straightforward. Wake up at 5 am every morning and be asleep by ten at night. That gives me about seventeen hours that I can be productive. I don’t have to be productive all seventeen hours, but it gives me time to work on the different aspects that I need to in my professional and student life.
I finished my first draft of my memoir yesterday which was a significant milestone. Now comes the arduous task of editing and proofreading. I am looking forward to finding enough time in my day so that I am productive with my memoir. It will be a long process. You can find more here.
I am already entering the third week of my second to last semester of my bachelor’s degree. Wow. That was a mouthful of words. But it feels as if things are moving so fast. In a lot of ways, life is moving way too fast. I am moving forward towards finally completing my Bachelor’s degree. Every week is another milestone towards that goal.
I have been a bit depressed this past week. I am pleased to support that I was able to leave my house at least four times last week with no panic attacks, and some anxiety. My depression trended down as the weekend approached and I think my new wake and sleep schedule is a significant factor. I think this week I can get my depression down to a manageable level, which opens up the possibility of working through my social anxiety.
The good thing is I got out for more than a few hours this week. That was the first real step in the right direction that I really needed. I don’t have therapy this week, but after this week I will be back to weekly visits as my therapist, and I work towards conquering my social anxiety and panic attacks.
I feel hopeful for the future. March is always my best transitional month between my Seasonal Affective Disorder and when things start to change again in positive directions. I am back working on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have so many upcoming plans for the summer of 2018. Like is good.
At this time last year, I was in bed most of the time. I was in the middle of taking a semester off, and my life was in a good place. I was still having issues with my stomach, and to be honest, I was really lost.
What a difference a year makes.
So I leave this post as I always do.
Always keep fighting.
Please Help me Publish my Memoir
I have finished the first draft of my memoir “The Bipolar Writer,” and I have decided to go down the self-publishing route. If you can donate anything towards my goal, it would mean the world to me. Those that give will get a special mention in my memoir on a page dedicated to those that made my memoir possible. Thank you in advance!
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