Ahhhh, summer-time: the season of beach weekends, family vacations, trips, and travel. This time of the year can be a whirlwind of fun and adventure, but let’s get real – it can also be extremely stressful and challenging for recovery.
How can we take recovery on vacation with us? How do we maintain the efforts necessary to stay stable and safe without compromising enjoyment and spontaneity?
Check out this post from Moods, Meds, and Meals, a mental health and lifestyle blog, on how to care for yourself and still enjoy the summer (or any season, really) of fun around you.
Having mental health problems can make life difficult, but I am a firm believer that it shouldn’t stop you from doing anything you want to do.
As many of you will know, I have bipolar disorder and struggled with an eating disorder for many years. I also love to travel. Whilst it’s true that it might be slightly more challenging to travel if you struggle with your mental health, it is absolutely still possible and something I would recommend to anyone! I’ve learnt lots of ways to make travelling with mental health problems accessible, safe, and most of all, fun!
Pack everything you would use at home for your mental health. Medication, anything that calms you down or comforts you, and phone numbers for people to talk to if things get tough.
Get the right insurance. You don’t want to be worrying that if anything does go wrong…
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