So … if a person wanted to style their cat’s hair with a non-toxic, preferably food-based product, what would that person use?
Asking for a friend.
Looks like I’m still employed … I guess I won’t be sleeping in tomorrow.
Paranoid Cat is paranoid!
I feel like I’m getting fired today. Hmm.
You know what’s good? Cookies. Cookies are really good.
1) Calcium-magnesium supplements - I used to take them every day, but I stopped when I started having stomach acid problems. Not taking them did not improve my stomach, and given how frequently I noticed people with mood issues mention taking supplements, I felt it warranted looking into. Well, it turns out that a magnesium deficiency can lower serotonin levels in the brain, and SSRIs raise the levels of magnesium in the brain. Canadian dietary recommendations suggest that I need 320-350mg/day of magnesium and 1000-2500mg/day of calcium. My supplement provides 333mg of elemental calcium and 167mg of magnesium, which is a good start, with room for plenty from the foods I eat. I can definitely say that I feel a good deal better today than I did yesterday. Placebo effect or not, I’ll take it.
2) Talking to people - this sounds a bit ridiculous, especially considering that these are people I know, but when you’re in the throes of anxiety, things don’t always make sense. So yes, I dragged myself across the store repeatedly and tried to resemble my previously happy, easy-going self. As the day wore on, it got easier, and people seemed more relaxed around me.
Now that I think about it, those two make up the bulk of what I did differently today. I feel considerably better now than I did first thing this morning, and roughly 1000x better than I did yesterday. I also seem to have the uncontrollable desire to make up ridiculous songs, but it remains unclear as to whether or not this is related.
Think about it.