I’ll be honest; I’m not oozing with gratitude right now. Life is hard multiple times a day, I’m trying to balance being angry but not being mean to people trying to help me because it’s not their fault.
What really helps me is falling back on my routine. As a social person it feels frustrating to know I feel much better being cautious with making plans. I’m lucky I can handle “normal” things like hair appointments, going out to dinner, friend hang outs etc. but I really need to be careful to balance them with a lot of down time. It’s unbelievable the change in my mood after too many events/days outside my routine.
So my advice here is it’s ok to be selfish. It’s important to practice self-care and take care of yourself.