I wanted to start a series of Monday posts which I talk about my previous week in this mental illness life and look towards the week ahead. It’s an excellent way to refocus my week as I have struggled the last couple of weeks to get going on Mondays.
Last week was a mixed bag. Some good days, a couple of bad days, and one really decent day.
I continue to work on my new sleep/wake schedule of waking up at 5 am and being asleep by ten pm. It’s helped me in some ways as I can be more productive earlier in my day. I decided to make the change because I always wake up at five, but I would stay in bed until eight or nine. It seemed to me wasted time.
The downside? I am sleeping about the same, and I am awake and up more hours during the day. Still, the upside is spending more time at my favorite coffee shop doing my school thing and of course writing.
I had one-day last week where I just was able to survive. It happens in this life. At the week’s end, I had completed everything I needed to do, and I am starting another fast-paced week. I have a lot to do as always, and I want to front-load the next two days so that I can take a break in the middle of the week.
I am excited that opening day of Dodgers 2018 campaign starts this Thursday. It’s against the hated Giants but too bad about the Giants losing their ace. Baseball is how I get going in the Spring and Summer months into the fall. Most Dodger games are at 7:10 Pacific time, and that means I have to get all my work done before that time. It also helps me to relax, as I love the game of baseball.
I have some exciting topics I want to talk about including my continued workings on CBT. Right now I am working with my therapist on the panic attack side of my issue so that I figure out the triggers of my social anxiety that leads to panic attacks. I have already started a post this week that discusses my CBT training.
I am also going to the DMV to renew my license tomorrow afternoon. It’s the first time I had to go in since I got my license. All I have to do is take the eye exam and take a new picture. Easy as a pie. I worry a bit because DMV is always busy and it will be a test of my social anxiety. I will have plenty of Ativan to help get through it, but I am still worried about it. The plus side is I made an appointment so it should be a relatively quick process.
Lastly, I am moving forward with the editing and proofreading of my memoir. I really wish I could pay someone to do this, but alas all my cash is tied up in getting my memoir self-published. Finding time to edit has been an issue and I exploring other options that people recommended to me.
I have maybe an hour or two I can dedicate to my project each day. I want to expand and figure a way to conquer this by adding more hours. The downside is I picked up another significant manuscript transcribing and proofreading job, and it’s looking like a big project. I need the money. Self-publishing isn’t cheap.
Well, that’s my Monday coffee. Wish everyone a productive week. 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!