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It’s OK to Take a Mental Shore Leave

Spiral drawn in sand with two smooth rocks in the middle

Recently, an edibuddy shared a Twitter thread by Dr. Aisha Ahmad about the wall she hits six months in to a sustained crisis. She describes running out of steam and feeling like she just wants it all to stop. She goes on to describe how she handles it.

The short answer is she lets the feeling run its course. “Right now,” she writes, “if you can meet you obligations and be kind to your loved ones, you get an A+.”

Over at The OCD Diaries, Bill Brenner (my spouse) discusses how he’ll take that mental shore leave Dr. Ahmad recommends.

Maybe it will help you, too. Check out “Mental Shore Leave: A Remedy for Uncertain Times.


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