Song: “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
I slept pretty well last night. I woke up quite a few times but it didn’t take me long to get back to sleep. Only one nightmare, though, which was nice.
The day went by very quickly. I wasn’t particularly busy but I didn’t sit around for the whole day, either.
I went for a walk again today. It was quite warm out so everything was a mess but I managed to avoid getting splashed. I still find it difficult to force myself to leave the house and I’m anxious when I’m away, but it’s good for me to be outside. I’m in terrible shape, too, so getting in some walking is good.
After I got home from my walk, I had lunch and then listened to some records. It felt good to just close my eyes and let the music wash over me. Some of the music was pretty cheesy but that’s part of the fun.
I worked on the homework that Dr P gave me, too. It’s the material about values that we started quite a while ago but put on the backburner because I was having a rough time. I’m glad we’re getting back into ACT. I don’t think it’ll work for everything but it’s a good tool to have in my mental health toolbox.
I also did some more reading and just about finished the book on ACT that Dr P lent me.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with Dr W. I expect it will go well, and depending on how well it goes I may see if we can bump things back to every two weeks. I know he’s a psychiatrist and his job is to help people but I still worry that I take up too much of his time. At the same time, I worry about having too long of a gap between appointments.
I can’t believe tomorrow is going to be Wednesday already.