Firstly, it’s been over a week since I lasted blogged, a rarity for me recently. This isn’t because I haven’t had the words to writes, it’s simply a mix of being busy and moving house and still waiting for the internet to be installed. Combined with the stress of moving house, whilst working part time and still doing my degree (why did I pick a degree which doesn’t have a summer break), my partner has also go on holiday with the other graduates from his degree. He has been gone for a week, considering we spend A LOT of time together, this feels like an eternity.

My partner is often wary of leaving me alone for long periods of time, not because he thinks I won’t get through it, but because he hates to see me struggle. He is aware how well I have been doing the past few months, but thought being in the new apartment alone would be hard for me, as my mental health is largely controlled by stress.

I am actually doing really well! It is half way through the week, and each day I have made 3 homemade, healthy and delicious meals! Not only does it taste super yummy, it’s rewarding cooking nice meals. My beautiful new kitchen brings me so much joy, which has helped!

The only difficulty I have experienced so far is when intrusive thoughts become intense, but I have made the effort to distract myself, and with the new move, it has been fairly easy, with stuff around the house to do! I have written a list of distraction techniques to use for the rest of the week, in case I become overwhelmed!

I haven’t spoke to my partner about my struggles, as I don’t want him to worry, especially as I feel I can currently handle them. I’ve written a mini post it note diary of my days for when we gets back. It’s a good little way to write the positives/ what I have achieved each day!

I am currently in my favourite coffee shop, catching up with all blogs, and downloading some shows to watch while I wait for the wifi to be installed! My partner took the kindle, so I am going to browse the thrift stores and see if there is any books that catch my eye! I’m surprised how well I am coping on being alone, especially at night, but it’s rewarding knowing I am progressing on my own! (let’s hope it lasts the next few days haha)

13 thoughts on “I’m actually coping alone?

  1. We are getting ready to move as well! I’m so looking forward to cooking in my new kitchen, too. 🙂 I’m glad this has helped keep you distracted. I am hoping that it will be the same for me come next week!

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  2. Dont buy the second kindle! There is something very soothing about the pages of a real book, similar to the feeling you get from cooking for yourself. Book stores are a great place to lose yourself for an hour or two, amazing therapy.
    Stay strong whilst your apart hun, it’s hard, I know only too well, but we’re all rooting for you. Xx

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  3. Well done. It’s a great idea to jot down all the positives each day. It’s very easy for the intrusive negative thoughts to try to take centre stage, but as long as you keep acknowledging all your little victories, you can keep the upper hand. 👍🌹

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