I used the opportunity of not being able to sleep last night, to consider what helps me live with my Generalised Anxiety and Ulcerative Colitis conditions.
So here is my menu of options in no particular order that help me:
I have collected (what I used to call my bag of tools to manage my anxiety) through the help of counselling and reading, I like the idea of now saying it is my ‘menu’ of options to help me live with anxiety and IBD, i.e. I am getting better at accepting that I am anxious.
I do achieve menu options 1, 4, 11, 12 & 14 the majority of days and options 3, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15 & 16 at least weekly, but want to do more. So what about 2, 8, 9 & 10, I ask myself.
I was going to identify whether each option helped with my anxiety or IBD, but upon review they all help with both conditions.
Hope you find this post useful
Best wishes from MyAnxiety