I’m going to make today a self care day!
I will start with a long hot soak in a nice warm bubble bath!
Then I will sit down with a mug of tea to read for a while.
After that I will eat a nice plate of chicken curry that mom prepared for our dinner!
Its a horrible day outside but I am nice and warm and snug and comfortable here in the warmth of the house!
And I am doing all I can to look after my mental health today!
I think the coronavirus is making everyone stay home!
I had my PA here this morning, and I had to go out to the ATM to get money, and then I had to go to aldi to do a little bit of grocery shopping. I decided to walk to the store and the ATM machine, its about a 15 minute walk from my house. The roads were deserted! There was one car came by when we were walking there. I took Nitro with me, he needed a walk. We got to the ATM and it wasnt working, but luckily there was another ATM nearby. So I did get my money in the end, which is a good thing as I owed my PA 25 euro because she’d brought me some stuff from another store. I got my few bits in aldi, and then we got a taxi back home. While we were in aldi, people were patting nitro and giving him lots of compliments. There were only a few people in aldi also. I didnt put Nitro’s harness on, so I was thinking maybe one of the store employees might say something to me about him being in the store, but they didnt say anything. He was really good, he was so calm, just walked calmly by my side. When we got home we unpacked the food, and then my PA did some housework for me. She vacumed, mopped the floors, did dishes, washed my bed covers, and wiped down all of my surfaces with a disinfectant spray that my dad made for me. I bought vegetarian sausage rolls, they had sage and onion stuffing in them and so I decided to cook two of those for an early lunch. They were delicious, I really enjoyed them and will definitely be buying them again. I didnt even know aldi carried them. It was only by accident that we saw them and I decided I’d try them out. My PA just left about 10 minutes ago, and now I’m going to start work soon. I’ll work for a couple of hours making calls. Then after that the day is my own. I’ll read, and watch tv and enjoy relaxing at home. I think we’re going to be on complete lockdown soon from the corona virus. My mom said she thinks the government is easing us into it. I dont know but it is looking likely that a complete shutdown will happen soon. Its just a matter of time as to when that is. My PA offered that if I need anything that I could phone her. I was very grateful to her for the offer. I will only do it if its absolutely necessary, as she doesnt drive. She said if I needed anything she’d get it to me somehow. I’ve decided I’m going to buy her a voucher and a box of chocolates for easter just as a little thank you to her for everything that she does for me. I know its her job, but she’s really good to me and I really appreciate it. She goes out of her way to do extra around my house. She also always makes sure I have what I need, she will sometimes pick up my meds, and she will buy stuff for me and bring it to me if I need her to do that. She wont see me stuck for anything. She deserves a voucher and a box of chocolates. Its nice to show your gratitude to people especially if they’ve made life a little easier for you. Well I think it is anyway.
in the bath
sinking into this feeling
of pure bliss
taking all my troubles
the anxiety disapates
its no longer there
I got into
A nice, hot bubble bath
For the last 2 nights I’ve gotten really great sleep. I am so grateful for that fact. It feels good to be able to sleep and then wake up feeling refreshed and like I can face the day ahead.
I hope it lasts. I’m thinking it wont, but who knows, it just might.
I guess we’ll see what happens. I’ll take it for now though and hope for the best for the future.
I just got an email from the coordinator in college. She said we’re not back until the 11th. So I have another week off. Yay!
I thought it was tomrrow we were back. This is good news! I am going to make the most of the time off.
In her email she also gave us our next assignment brief. We have to do a poster presentation, we must visit an organisation that deals with mental illness, a community organisation and then do a poster presentation on it, and we have to also do an 800 word learner log.
Fun times ahead!
The next module we’re doing is on community aspects of mental health, it sounded very interesting from what she wrote in the email about it.
She said we’d be having a few guest lecturers. I like when we have speakers in to the class. That always interests me.
Its totally amazing to have another week off! Am very pleased about that!
I didn’t go in to work today. I decided I needed to take a day off. I just couldn’t deal with anyone or anything, I didn’t have it in me to face listening to other people problems, so I called in and I took a day off. And I feel all the better for it!
My supervisor was very understanding. She asked me if I would be able to come in next week, I said I would. She’s off next week, so she said she’d send me my lists today so that I’d know who to call when I go in on Tuesday.
So I’ve been pretty much relaxing all afternoon. I’m at my mom and dads house for the weekend. My mom went to the beach with my sister, but I didn’t go with them. Mom and me are going to go out tomorrow, we’ll go visit my grammas grave, and then go for a long walk around a local lake.
I’m glad I took the day off. Sometimes you just gotta be good to yourself. You have to put yourself first. If I am not ok, what use will I be to anyone else?
Its been my nightly routine this week to shower very late at night. Like at 3-4 AM.
It just happens to be that I am awake, and the house is quiet, and still. I love showering early, to start my day off right.
It feels so nice to be able to shower, so relaxing, and refreshing. I love to let the hot water spill over my body and just wash all of my worries away.
I also love to smell nice, put nice shower gel on, and when I get out, put on some nice lotion..body butter is my favourite lately.
Now that I’ve done that, I think its time for a coffee, and to see to Nitro. Its now 4:30 AM. I want to go outside in my yard, see what kinda weather is out there this morning.
Its too early to feed nitro yet, but I will let him out. And then I can enjoy my morning coffee in peace.
Yay for nightly routines that make you feel alive!
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