Waking up early is not always fun. Especially when you have PMDD. This morning I felt like aliens had taken over my body.

What can you do about that? For me taking a generic non drowsy anti histamine takes the edge off it.

What are my accomplishment goals today?

Zero. That’s right. I am not going to put myself under that unnecessary stress.

With PMDD you have to choose your battles. Really, you do! Oh, but I have been up, I have made breakfast and I have tended to my Facebook PMDD group that I set up 3 years ago.

My son is up and happy, the cats are fed. Doesn’t sound like much? When you have PMDD, those little things are like climbing mountains. You have to take things one step at a time.

I listened to Heidi Swains new audiobook for a while today. As a huge fan of her writing style and gentle aura, I have listened to all of her books.

A Taste of Home. Its making me hungry and nostalgic in a good way.

We need to do things that make us happy. You cannot live a positive life with a negative mind. Changing your mindset is a skill in itself. It takes dedication, patience and time.

Yes, it does.

Writing a blog post today is another achievement. Achievements come in all shapes and sizes. Every journey starts with the first step. It doesn’t matter when we take the first step, what matters is that the step is taken. Whose permission are we waiting for to live, to do what we feel we could do? We need our own permission.

PMDD can disguise my path with negative thought patterns and feelings of unworthiness, brain fog, anger and resentment. Looking through my PMDD glasses, life can seem pretty dark and lonely.

I am not alone though, I have myself and some very good friends who know about my PMDD and are supportive and encouraging. It’s important to have caring people around. Especially when PMDD can destroy friendship and relationships. In my mind, people who are meant to be in my life, are in my life. Those who left are better off without me and I am better off without them.

The only way to have a friend is to be one and that’s the truth. From starting this blog post to coming to the end of it for now, my energy levels have gone up and my enthusiasm is boosted. I am going to capitalise on this gift and do something before it feels like I never had it.

Lots of Love. F x