Blog 21

Not doing Weight training until my medication is better? Now this doesn’t sit well with me no matter what I said on yesterday’s blog. If I don’t do it I will be annoyed and frustrated. I think I need to take a different approach to it. Still use the ‘take everyday as it comes’ tactic, but try not beat myself up about it if one day it’s a struggle. If I can’t manage the full workout, sets or reps so what at least I’ve had a bloody go! It’s exercise Afterall!

I need goals, something to aim for otherwise days just roll into each other. I think we all do no matter what condition or problems we have in life and rather than making lists I’m going to rename it and call them goals.

I’ve been reading a lot about ‘SMART’ goals and I’ve also come across these in previous jobs and during my CBT courses. Now bare with me if you know what these are as I’m sure there are a few of you who don’t –

S = specific
M = measurable
A = achievable
R = realistic
T = Timed

Now I hate all types of management talk but the above acronym has always stuck with me since I saw it during a work training course years ago. You can apply it to pretty much anything in life that needs a focus – goal setting, setting objectives etc. now I’m not going to harp on about it but if your interested in finding out more than google it. They really help me in setting goals with a structure so you don’t set yourself up to fail and we all know what happens to us bipolar lot when we fail!

So my next (2nd) appointment with my psychiatrist is on 16th January I received a letter this morning. To be honest I’d thought it would be sooner but I suppose I need to stay on the 100mg quetiapine for a while as I think they are slowly working with stabilising my mood. I’ve been sleeping downstairs on the sofa bed for the past 2 nights as I can’t settle in my own bed for some reason? I need to be on my own at night. Don’t ask me why but I really don’t want people near me and especially not touching me. Not my wife or kids which I find a bit weird but hey I’m just living the moment as I’m sure it will pass like the rest of the weird feelings and sensations I’ve been having since starting the quetiapine.

Oh and before I forget I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments since I started my blog 21 days ago! 21 days, has it gone that quick! I’ve also been overwhelmed at the amount of followers I have! I never thought me moaning was that interesting I know because I annoy myself most of the time! Oh and my family!

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