Functioning Within Limits…

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com After taking a couple days off, it felt good being back in the gym today. Today was pretty quiet. With Lynn not feeling too hot this morning I ended up covering a quiet shift at the store. After the store I came home, had a light supper then after … Continue reading Functioning Within Limits…

Paths Forward…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Another quiet Sunday in the books. I ended up taking an additional rest day from my working out, and spent a good chunk of the day watching television with Lynn. We finished off the seventh season of "Castle" and started watching the first season of "Third Watch," a series that … Continue reading Paths Forward…

Pushing through your limits…

Photo by Lee Catherine Collins on Pexels.com Today has been... productive. After filming the Pastor's devotional this morning, I headed home, did the editing and then uploaded it to Facebook. After that I dug into my school work, and completed a passable first draft of my next assignment for university. All told, the essay comes … Continue reading Pushing through your limits…

Steadily moving forward…

Photo by Cody King on Pexels.com I'm definitely feeling some fatigue tonight, but then again it's been a busy day. I was up and out early this morning, because I had a table at the Castor Farmer's market with my photography. The market was pretty quiet, but still not bad. I sold three of my … Continue reading Steadily moving forward…

My own worst enemy…

Photo by William Choquette on Pexels.com I'm stressing myself out, and I know it. I've been working on my last assignment for the English course I am taking, and despite knowing what I want to say, I'm having a hard time getting my thoughts down. I've probably started the damn document ten times in the … Continue reading My own worst enemy…

Pushing through the discomfort…

Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com "Don't quit when you're tired, quit when you're done," is a quote by former Navy SEAL turned motivational speaker, David Goggins. At a quick blush, it seems like sound, and easy, advice to follow. Peeling back the layers of this quote unlock something else though. With the fatigue I've … Continue reading Pushing through the discomfort…

A day of (sort of) rest…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I took a day away from my studies today. That said, it wasn't that I did nothing today. We had church this morning, then went for lunch, just Lynn and I. After lunch, we headed home, and I cut the lawn. More specifically, I cut the back yard....the front lawn … Continue reading A day of (sort of) rest…

Hanging onto the feeling…

Today has been quiet. I spent some time playing "The Outer Worlds," which I am really enjoying. As well, I did some chores at home, did a workout, and spent a solid couple hours working on my next assignment for school. I'm down to crunch time. I have until the end of the month to … Continue reading Hanging onto the feeling…

Reasons for optimism…

I connected with my new therapist today. The appointment started off bumpy, but by the time we finished our session I was feeling pretty good about things. With any luck this one lasts longer than my last one. We'll find out once I get a few more sessions in. I'm really hoping this one works … Continue reading Reasons for optimism…

Keeping focused…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today has been another steady day, though with this heat wave we are in I had a hard time shaking the lead out of my ass this morning. I don't know why, but I just had a hell of a time dragging myself into the office today. Still, I managed … Continue reading Keeping focused…

The rest of the story…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Over the last two decades that I've dealt with my mental health issues, I've gone from happy and healthy to suicidal and depressed and back again. I am easy to read, and when I'm struggling most of the people close to me can read me like a book. Still, when … Continue reading The rest of the story…

Grateful for a bit of down-time…

I am always grateful for light days. With nothing on the agenda and with how fatigued I've been feeling I cut myself some slack today. I played a couple hours of "The Outer Worlds," did some reading for my next assignment, did a couple of miles on the treadmill, and participated in an online forum … Continue reading Grateful for a bit of down-time…

Pushing through…

Today has been another high fatigue day. I'm getting over it. Still, despite the fatigue I managed to have a fairly productive day. Church went well this morning, and after church we came home and I made lunch. This afternoon I did a run out to Halkirk for an errand, then came home and finished … Continue reading Pushing through…

Opposite action

Photo by Ruel Madelo on Pexels.com One tool that has helped me significantly in my mental struggles is the concept of opposite action. Simply put, opposite action is doing the opposite of what you are feeling at a given time. Don't feel like getting out of bed? Get out of bed anyways. Don't feel like … Continue reading Opposite action

Cardio day

It's only been a few days, but the work is already paying off. Today was a cardio day, and I ended up doing one and three-quarter miles on the treadmill tonight, in forty-five minutes. The amusing thing is that I'm feeling more awake after the workout than I was before. I'm working on slowly stretching … Continue reading Cardio day

Setting SMART goals

Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com I've really got enjoy a relatively laid back day. First thing this morning I headed up to Alliance for an errand, before coming home and settling into the office for a few hours. I polished off and submitted a couple of stories for both the Advance and the Independent, before … Continue reading Setting SMART goals

Paying off…

I ended up working a pretty quiet day at the store today. Lynn was out of commission with a migraine, and seeing as I had a light day I offered to cover. Despite the store being quiet, I was not unproductive. I ended up getting a couple of articles written, and I have a couple … Continue reading Paying off…

A bit of good news…

Not a bad day all around, today. I was up and out early for a meeting this morning, which was long and panful, but part of the job. At least it will give me a couple more articles to write for this week. After the meeting ended, I stopped at the store to have lunch … Continue reading A bit of good news…

Mental Health Monday: Routine and anchor points

Photo by Juhasz Imre on Pexels.com It doesn't matter whether you talk about Youtube, blogging, or any other creative type job, creating regular content that is engaging and thought provoking without becoming repetitive is a challenge. I know that blogging my everyday does give me things to write about, but in all honesty, even that … Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Routine and anchor points

Paying off…

One thing I struggle to understand about myself is why I have such a hard time exercising. I know I always feel so much better after I'm done a workout. I did take it somewhat easy this afternoon, but I did head downstairs for a workout, which felt awesome. The shoulder is a little stiff … Continue reading Paying off…

Accomplished…

I'm feeling accomplished tonight. It's been a busy day, but I'm feeling good. I let myself sleep in a bit this morning, then headed to Stettler to take pictures for the paper at the drag races being held at the airport. I'm fairly happy with some of the shots I took, and am glad I … Continue reading Accomplished…

Balance…

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today was another long day, but I did manage to get some exercise in. Today was day two of the hearings held in our county related to a proposed wind project.Covering the proceedings was definitely interesting, though I must admit I'm glad it's not something I cover regularly. I ended … Continue reading Balance…

Long days…

Photo by Aphiwat chuangchoem on Pexels.com Well, today has been a day. It was long, but semi-productive. I spent most of the day listening to a hearing going on in our county, covering it for the paper. Can't say it was my idea of a good time, but it was interesting. Unfortunately, there's a second … Continue reading Long days…

Undeniable…

I am pumped. It took a solid three hours of effort, but I finally got my next assignment done. It still needs some editing and revising, however the heavy lifting on the project is done, which means I should be in excellent shape to have it submitted by Friday, which was the goal I was … Continue reading Undeniable…