I find one of the most difficult things about the holidays is keeping myself busy. If I don't the thoughts just wander every which way, and that's when I get into trouble.
So I made a plan. A plan of what I'm going to do today.
I'm starting off by going to the gym, then I'll pick up my books and notebooks for next term, pick up some litter, book a doctors appointment and head back home.
After a shower, I'm going to head to the hospital to see a friend, and pick up his keys and go check on his cat.
This busy morning will end with a big bowl of cookies and creme oats loaded with fruit.
This afternoon I plan to make a Greek couscous salad, and start working on my first few assignments for the new term, as well as on my thesis.
Then it's time to knit, drink and watch Gilmore Girls all evening.
With borderline I get very impulsive. Not only do the dark thoughts roll in, but I start thinking about binging and purging, or spending all my money on things I don't need. My plan helps me. I have things to do, places to go and people to see. Getting outside helps fight the seasonal affective disorder, and being busy stops the impulsive and dark thoughts from getting in.
To those of you who still have exams, good luck!