had a nice week relaxing into the acceptance phase of grief! I know pretty damn well the process of grief is nonlinear and I’ll soon find myself back in anger or bargaining or denial, but acceptance of these circumstances actually brought a great deal of relief.
another thing that’s helped: attempting a balance of routine and novelty. ▪️routine humanizes, grounds, and provides basic maintenance: meds, water, food, physical activity. ▫️novelty keeps me from feeling too confined/limited/powerless and makes intentionally breaking routine exciting. without routine, novelty would feel chaotic and unwieldy. a little yin/yang for a bit of sanity and serenity.