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My emotional health has been all over the place

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My emotional health has been all over the place lately. Most nights I have a horrible timesleeping and remain sleepless despite going to bed. I have been like this since I was a little girl. Icurrently will take an over the counter medication or a dietary supplement to help me sleep. Theyare not helping. I plan to stop taking them and see my physician to address why I am unable tosleep. Maybe receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) will help me establish a betternight’s sleep. Hales (2019) mentions that CBT is the American College of Physiciansrecommended first-line therapy for chronic insomnia. I have tried establishing routines andeverything else I could think of on my own, it is time for me to ask a professional for help.Stress has been taking its toll on my health for years. Life stressors are abundant in mylife and I eventually became overwhelmed with the stress. Running always improved my stressand establishing running time into my exercise routine would be helpful. Running always helpsme relieve stress and when we moved to our current duty station I was unable to run since therewas no where to leave our youngest child. Since she is older now I need to rework running into
FINAL PAPER ROUGH DRAFT5my life as I know it will not only benefit me physically but emotionally. Finding a local churchto attend would also be beneficial as I always feel peace when I attend church.I currently meet every week with a therapist which has been very beneficial. I willcontinue with my therapy to work through the different issues I have experienced. Establishingme time, where I do something for myself instead of my family and kids is something I havestruggled with for a long time. Over the last few months I have done a few things with othermoms or women. This is the first time I have done anything without my husband or my childrensince I had my first child almost 12 years ago. Not because I was not allowed but because I feltlike it was selfish. I enjoyed my time camping, having dinner and fishing. I should not feel guiltyfor doing things without them and will continue to push myself to do activities without them tobetter my sense of self.I have been working on my social life since the beginning of the year. I have stoppedletting toxic people destroy my sense of self. I have been developing friendships with peoplewho are loyal and trustworthy. People who want to see me succeed just as I want to see them

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Term
Winter
Professor
Dr. Laura Mastrangelo
Tags
Nutrition, Hales

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