I hope that you had a good week, and made some time this weekend for self-care, because you deserve it.
This week was… rough. Personally.
I had my intake assessment for PHP on Tuesday, and then didn’t hear back from them until I called on Friday, just to discover my insurance had refused to cover it because “it wasn’t an emergency” and I’m out of state.
Luckily we called up my insurance and explained the situation (okay… my mom did it because I was a wreck) and they agreed to cover treatment. My first day is tomorrow. Send all the positive vibes.
My mental health hasn’t been good. I spent yesterday and the day before in bed. My depression is becoming heavier and heavier, and I’m really glad to be starting treatment soon.
It feels like I’m drowning, and I’m ready to get a floatation device.
Some things that have been helping me are cuddling my mom’s new dog, Sasha, reading rom-coms, watching Monk with my mom, keeping an attainable morning routine, and walking Sasha around the neighborhood. But honestly, there are days (*cough* yesterday *cough*) when doing any of those just aren’t possible.
And on those days, I hold on to self-compassion, and remember that I haven’t even started treatment yet. I’m sick right now, and I can’t expect myself to thrive every day.
I hope these affirmations help the way you speak to yourself, the way they help me speak to myself. I always put them in the order that I’ll be using them the upcoming week (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) but please use them in whatever order/way is best for you. Take what you need, and leave the rest.
I hope you enjoy the last bit of the weekend, or if you don’t have weekends off (shout out to my fellow service workers!), I hope you prioritize finding time for self-care every day.
You are loved and worthy!
- My health is more important than beauty standards
- I am loved and appreciated by the people in my life.
- I am proud of all my hard work.
- I am stronger than I know.
- I am more than just my body.
- I have come so far
- I deserve help, support, and to have my needs met.