Things that worked for me

Before I start, I need to make it clear that I am NO WAY qualified to give advice or counselling and I only aim to share what worked for me.

I remember googling a LOT to try and help me find “answers” and I hope that somewhere on this blog, you’ve found something of value for you.

So, what worked for me in my P.N.D Journey:

……When I realised I needed help, I didn’t hesitate to seek counselling and booked in the next day to talk to my G.P about it.  She then referred me to a Psychologist who I started seeing twice a week. Remember, there is nothing to be ashamed of and you will not be judged.

…….Be 100% open with your Counsellor so they know exactly where you are at.  I was asked if I had any self-harm thoughts and the answer was a straight YES!

……Talking to family/friends that would LISTEN…..and avoiding those that would try and “fix me” or give me “their solutions”.

…….When I felt lost and desperate I would text a dear friend… “Have you got a few minutes to chat?”  I found it easier to reach out on the dark days via text rather than calling in a blubbering mess straight away.  (Of course the phone call would lead me to cry, but it was easier for me to initiate help)

……Reminding myself that I WOULD get through it…

…….Having time-out; getting a facial, getting my hair done, hanging out with a girlfriend bub free!  It was in these times that I would feel “normal” and more confident within myself.

……. Journalling….I’ve always found that when I write things down, I feel clearer and able to process my emotion better as they are now “out of me” and on paper.

……..Getting out of the god damn house!

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Remember you are WOW and all will be ok xx Jods

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