I wasn’t sure if I should write this post, but perhaps, it can help someone.
This is about mental illness – if you think you need to talk to someone, you should. I didn’t believe it was ever really necessary, until I needed it myself.
A few months ago, I made the decision to talk to a therapist. I didn’t tell many people about it. I really needed it at the time though, but I think I may have held back – to be honest. The therapist diagnosed me (I guess that’s the way to say it) with moderate anxiety and severe depression. She was holistic in her practice, so she gave me some exercises and things to do to work through it, without medication. I did most of the stuff. I felt better. I was controlling my emotions – they weren’t taking control of me – I quit talking to the therapist. Most likely, that wasn’t the best choice, but it was my choice.
I think about when I was doing paleo, and how I felt mentally and emotionally stable. I was eating great, I was working out – I really took care of myself. Now I’m wondering if I had stayed strict, would I be in a better mental and physical state – the answer would be mostly yes, but also, no. I certainly think it would help, so right now, that is what I’m working on.
I think I have to go through a “detox” stage before I start to feel the benefits of eating the right way (at least for my body). The whole struggle is to just keep myself moving forward. Everyday is progress.
Lots of research points to the link between sugar and depression. So if you ditch the sugar, you’re better off, especially if you suffer from depression and anxiety. Easier said that done, but if you put your mind to it, you can get it done.
“A little progress everyday, adds up to big results.”