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Setting the Record Straight About Self Care + worksheet

Updated: May 1, 2020

Exactly a year ago, I was in a totally different situation, as were most of you. However, I was on my way out of a dark alley. The matter at hand was completely unlike what we have been experiencing these days; I mean, these are trying times.

And yet I feel like this moment is a tiny wave from old friends passing through. Not a hug, not a visit. Simply a wave. And it is simply that and nothing more because I've grown familiar to those old friends over the course of my life and I know very well how to keep them at arm's length thanks to all my past experiences and dare I say successes. Ding ding ding! You guessed it: my old friends are called Depression and Anxiety.

You probably know them, but if you're lucky enough, you've never crossed paths with either of them. Sometimes they walk by my house to simply remind me of their existence. Sometimes their stay is a bit more long-lived. But either way, with each time they make an appearance, the faster they vanish into thin air.

Unfortunately, I'm not here to hand you a step-by-step guide on making them go away —because they'll most likely pop in to say hi during self-isolation —, but today I'll talk about a single aspect I took on a bit more than a year ago that helped me out of that dark alley.

A self care challenge.