Mood Assessment: How Was Your Week?
Well here we are again.
It is Friday. For me it has been a rollercoaster week. Thrilling highs and plummeting lows. Okay I am being overly dramatic but sometimes life does feel this way. I got to get away for a few days this week and it totally changed my frame of reference. Blue skies with the crisp smell of autumn in the air reminded me of childhood memories when everything was new and sparkly. The splash of your penny when you make a wish in a fountain, the glint of the sun on a downtown building, and the sounds of city traffic are somehow comforting to me. I got a really good feeling and I wanted to take it home with me. But it was kind of like as a kid...going to the beach and I would take two pill bottles and fill one up with sand and one with ocean water. I was attempting to take the ocean back with me. Just wasn't the same somehow. :>)
Good feelings are like the breeze. They waft in and out of your screen door. No sooner than you catch one and it is gone and you sit there waiting...for the next one.
We would like to hear about your week now!
1. How would you rate your week on a scale of 1-10.
2. What was the best part of your week?
3. What was the worst part of your week? How did you cope?
4. Did you learn anything new this week? About yourself? Your mood? Your health?
Wanted to remind everyone that this is Mental Illness Awareness Week and if you have missed some of the posts and articles on this topic here is a list to choose from:
Eileen Bailey, the community leader for our anxiety site has written on Mindfulness and Anxiety.
John McManamy, the community leader for our bipolar site wrote an article antitled: Mindfulness and Bipolar Disorder: Real Mental Illness Awareness
- Christina Bruni, our leader for Health Central's schizophrenia site has written two posts in honor of mental illness awareness week including: Schizophrenia Tactics: Awareness and Mindfulness and Schizophrenia and Depression.
If you have never visited our other mental health sites I would strongly encourage you to do so. Lots of good information and resources as well as support can be found on all of our mental health sites.
Last thing I want to say is...where are some of you? Donna? Gina? If you are out there give a holler. I get nervous when I don't hear from some of our regular members.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I am about to take a new medicine. Nystatin for a side effect of taking Prednisone. Yippee. So excited. Not! As the late Rosanna Danna would say, "If it is not one thing it is another." Ain't that the truth.
Have a good one. Keep writing and sharing. We love to hear from you.
- Eileen Bailey, the community leader for our anxiety site has written on Mindfulness and Anxiety.