I hate that term, but here we go…
A lot of people want cures for anxiety and depression. Some people go to therapy (tried it). Some people take pills (…). Some people self medicate (that’s dangerous!).
Here are things that legitimately help me with my severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. as well as ease my chronic physical pain.
- Spa music. Right now I’m listening to Spa Music Africa by Spa Music Club. You can get it on iTunes. I bought the deluxe. Best money I ever spent.
- Incense. I like the smell of church. I don’t really go to church. But when I do go, I like the smell. It calms me. It’s funny because my favorite priest hung himself in the rectory. I mean, I like the incense. Not that memory. Thank God I didn’t see his body. I would have been even more fucked up than I am. So yeah, I use frankincense and myrrh.
- Medication– but listen to your body! Some drugs don’t work or the side effects outweigh the benefits! Chemicals in my brain are different than chemicals in your brain! If it’s your first time at a psychiatrist, expect a lot of experimentation. You are his or her guinea pig. Expect to switch psychiatrists because that one is a dumb fuck. You might even switch again because you encountered yet another dumb fuck. There are a lot of dumb fucks in the psych fields.
- Write. I write to heal. If you’re on WordPress, you’re probably a writer too. Keep writing. To digest my feelings, the ink falls to the page like my tears and they form the words that express the hurt I experienced. Then, I’m able to close the book and feel not necessarily better but at least accomplished.