It is the first Sunday of Spring.
I don’t know about y’all, but I definitely am affected by the seasons. Yes, in addition to anni days, I think seasonal manifestations of my PTSD are some of the hardest challenges.
Not only does winter gray the world around me regarding my depression, but it also limits much of my physical abilities that help with anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
It is still much too early to tinker with the grass in my yard, but it is warming up enough that my dog, Princess and I can finally spend some time walking through the neighborhood. The warmth of a bright yellow sun on my face goes a very long way towards steadying my breath and giving my mind less fearful moments.
Well, less fearful moments definitely allow me to pull myself from my tendency to deny my past pains. This means I can actually begin again to process them when things in life bring recollections. Yes, I am refering to those darn triggers.
In the winter, triggers have more control over my reactions. Does this happen to any of you too? Because im so isolated and sedentary in the winter months, triggers take over because i have fewer tools to manage my emotions and memories with than in the warmer seasons.
My goal for the Spring is to eat healthier so i’ll have more energy and wellness to get outside more often and be more physical. Exercise helps all of my symptoms, so the hurdle is pushing myself out of that winter comfortable isolation and back out into the world.
Anywho, today is the first Sunday of Spring.
So, tell me, how are y’all celebrating it, or taking advantage therapeutically of the seasonal change?
I bought organic strawberries and some mangos at the market today, along with lemon cake tea ( yes there is a tea that taste just like lemon cake ). Grab yourself a treat while your here, and maybe share what your first Spring weekend has gifted you.
I’m listening, DS~
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