Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on July 5, 2007, at 11:14:39
In reply to Not well, I'm afraid » TherapyGirl, posted by jammerlich on July 5, 2007, at 3:02:37
> I was doing better earlier this evening, but not so much now.
> It's nearly 3 in the morning and I can't sleep. And I'm freaking out a little (ok, a lot).
Hi Jammer- you can take a benedryl which might help you fall asleep, or get some kind of tea with valerian (or a tablet) at the health food store. Valerian is very calming and gentle.
I think that checking out her answering service sounds like a good idea. Even if you feel better today, just check it out. touch base- tell your T you're really struggling, and that you'd like to hear from her if she's available.
Promise to be extra kind to yourself. Today is a good day to set up a safe space for yourself. Someplace comfy and warm. my bed with white noise machine is my safe space.
Buy a bunch of flowers. YES. you deserve it. not a single flower, but something in the 20 dollar range. Spend 30 minutes trimming them and smelling them as you put them in a vase. Take a short walk and breathe the air. call up a friend and make a short coffee date for the weekend. It's important to have something to look forward to.
Loud music is okay. It's not going to hurt anyone. better to release your energy this way than other ways.
I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes you have a few moments when you feel "better" or "okay". Use these moments to make specific plans for when you don't feel okay. (I had to go to the hospital to learn this stuff...)
thinking of you-