A Good Day For My Mental Health

It feels like my mental health has been quite challenging recently. The paranoid thoughts and feelings have been a struggle, although shifting from intense paranoia, which is terror and panic, down to self obsession, which is accompanied by anxiety, has been a blessing.

Today has been better still. A day of relative comfort, peace and some joy, with a bit of anxiety in the mix.

I followed my morning routine, which includes my embroidery (the butterfly is beggining to pull together), and then I went to St James Park.

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The amazing thing is that I have to wear these hideous hospital boots to protect the pressure sores on my feet, and the park was packed, and I was fine.

I took my Olympus OMD EM10 MK iii, with the Mzuiko 60mm f2.8 macro. I’ve come away with 3 photos that I like of a pochard, a red crested pochard, and my favourite was of the female red crested pochard. Very sublime and no red crest. I can’t post those as yet as my computers not up and running.

The wind was blowing petals and other bits of plants and trees, sorry I don’t know the name of these “other bits”. They kept getting stuck in my throat and causing me to cough. Here’s one of the little blighters.

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It’s nice to have good days.

Wishing you all peace and joy.

13 Replies to “A Good Day For My Mental Health”

  1. I’m glad things are moving in a healing direction. I wish you peaceful and easy days. The picture from the park makes it look like you had a nice one – barring throat attacking feathers, of course.

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  2. Well done for getting to St James in your moon boots, and I am pleased you have some good photos awaiting upload. I look forward to seeing them. The ‘other bits’ look like fishing flies displayed on top quality tweed ready for the salmon runs ! Sorry they made you cough.

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  3. It does go in cycles, doesn’t it? I’m glad you had a good day without feeling self-conscious even about those boots. I can understand the peace of that! The seeds are so pretty, like the Sun King’s confetti or something. Saint James Park looks beautiful in photos and film. I just saw it again recently in “Good Omens.” ♥.

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      1. It sucks that it’s only on Amazon Prime. We get it through my husband’s company since he needs to order telecom parts for work. I hope you can get the box set. It’s probably the best thing I’ve seen in years. I loved the book, too. ♥.

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