A holiday weekend is upon us and, while I am glad to have an extra day off, I am a little nervous about the disruption in my routine. Having a healthy routine is of utmost importance to me and helps me to keep my mental illness managed. I guess the one thing that I can stick to is waking up, showering, brushing my teeth, taking my medicine, and making my bed. I will do that and then think of other things that I can do.
Mostly it will be good to unplug from the world for a while as I am so used to being on my own and not around so many people, intense ones notwithstanding. It has been a particularly intense week at the partial hospitalization program. We have had a lot of people come and go that are almost too much to handle. I find the loud voices and constantly fluctuating emotions to be more than I can handle at this moment.
There are some shows that I want to watch on Netflix and Hulu so I am going to treat myself to a relaxing weekend. I won’t binge watch any particular show, rather I will rotate between 2 or 3 to make it like I am watching regular TV. As I make this plan I am laughing at myself for my own OCD but I will give it a shot. Meanwhile, I am counting down the days until the end of the partial program.
Next week is going to be very busy as I will be helping my buddy from college move from New Orleans to Tampa. He does not feel comfortable driving the moving truck so he asked if I would not mind coming down and doing it for him and of course I will. I love to drive, just not tractor trailers. I don’t mind driving straight trucks. Basically I will have two days off next week: Memorial Day and Thursday.