For those unaware, I am currently writing a book sharing my battle with depression, social anxiety and OCD (in the form of obsessive thinking). The book is coming along nicely and I start it off by talking a bit about the person I am.
The past 5 days have been the best in the last 5 or so months. I am far from 100% but I have experienced more clarity and calm with mental stability that I have felt for some time.
Can you see my medal? I am made up, it is my largest medal and second since I started running. The first was my couch to 5k medal.
One of my symptoms with my depression is insomnia and where the depression is at it’s worst so is the insomnia. It gets to the point where I dread night time coming. If I could just sleep, then great but sadly not.
Time for another update. Today was quite a daunting day. I had a new experience with visiting Job center plus to sign up for Job Seekers Allowance and to seek further help on offer. I this afternoon had another doctors appointment.
There has been a lot of positive feedback, comments on here, Facebook and from people in person. Only this Thursday just gone while at Sleaford Striders running club, I had a lovely gentleman come up to me and compliment the blog. In this case he had seen my article on running and depression.