Dear Readers – You’ve played a very kind role in helping me heal. To keep me accountable, I will continue to post my plan daily.
My Mental House – Plans & Goals for Healing from Depression
Goal — To Gain Clarity
Plan — Meditate for at least 10 minutes daily, eventually expanding on the amount of time a couple minutes per day, with 20 minutes of daily meditation being the target sit time.
More Plans — Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Lights out by 10pm and wake up at 7am would be a good starting point for me. THIS HAS BEEN TOUGH – We have been falling asleep around 11-11:30pm. Too late! TONIGHT – I PLAN TO BE READING IN BED at 9PM. I have been up daily by no later than 7:30am since I started this healing plan. I’ll take it!
Goal — To Reduce and Prevent Insomnia
Plan – No electronic devices before meditation/yoga practice in the morning. No electronic devices for at least one hour before bedtime. Enforcing this tonight
Plan – Read more books instead of staring at electronic devices, especially at night Enforcing this tonight
Goal — To Relieve Depressed Mood, Anxiety Symptoms, and Relieve Pain
Plan — Move!!!! Yoga, Swim, Walk
Yoga — Attend at least 2 classes a week, practice most days of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Practice in the morning after waking. May precede meditation. Loving my new morning routine! Yoga, meditation, blog, quiet. It’s a good start to every day!
Swim — 10–20 laps 2–3x per week – I will be in the pool today.
Walk — Walk daily — sometime during the day. Just get out and walk. – Hoping for walk this evening.
More Plans — Medicate with cannabis as needed.
- 1-3 inhales from a vaporizer with a CBD-rich strain first thing in the morning if panic/anxiety/pain not relieved by self care bodywork is on board
- 2–3 inhales from a vaporizer with an indica-dominant strain by 7:30pm to reduce tension and promote sleep. – Work in progress, open to suggestions for sure!
Goal — To Nourish My Body To Heal Up From Depression, Anxiety, and Panic
And to keep things simple, I’ve invested in this book to help me get on a better track with nourishing my body. I eat relatively well, but I could certainly use more fresh foods and less convenient carbohydrates. My dear friend and I will be following this plan together.
Thank you once again for reading dear friends! Wishing you a bright, beautiful, happy, and productive day! Much love! Many hugs. Namaste ❤