In my last post I blogged how to get more involved in NAMI. Well I did some research and while searching stumbled upon a peer group that I can facilitate one day if I get through the class. We have only met once but I really liked everyone and the material presented. It had quite a few topics which resonated with me on a positive note. I can’t wait for the next class. Today we did an exercise on what our miracle day will be like which is one of the questions I ask my clients using Solution Focused Therapy. It got me thinking what I can do to achieve my miracle day. I know to the rest of the world I am very productive but I have a lot of time where I am at a loss of what to do next and just how to relax comfortably. Coming up triggers will be discussed which I am very interested in. I am back at work but don’t want to relapse again into suicidal thinking like not that long ago and have to go back on disability.
As far as my work goes, I have accepted full time work for now but will have one afternoon off during the week when I will go to the peer class and get other things done. I don’t know how everyone else gets everything done working Monday through Friday. I need some of those hours to handle my finances and other things and on the weekends can’t accomplish that much?
I am back to walking again which is a great relief. Movement puts me in such a better mood. This last month with a bad back prevented me from my normal exercise routine and I really missed it. Next I hope to get back into gardening, my plants are thirsty and I want to do so much… Upcoming is my trip to Europe in June. I am very excited to be going with my daughter to Rome!
Here is a great story of one person’s struggle with Schizophrenia Enjoy, there is hope on this journey of recovery!
Wishing you all a great spring!