I’ve always loved puzzles. They’ve shaped my hobbies, my career path and they’re now a really important part of my mental health recovery.
I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, the treatment for which has an 18 month long waiting list on the NHS. While I wait, I’ve decided to focus on what I can do now to manage the disorder.
One of the elements of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) is distress tolerance, a big part of which is learning the art of distraction. When I’m solving puzzles, my brain is 100% focused on the task in hand and I can usually go a full hour without an episode.
So here’s the plan. I’m going to do as many escape rooms as I can and write about them, so that other people can hopefully enjoy what I write and maybe even experience the room for themselves. At the same time I will get to experience some really positive moments and remember them during the particularly rough days.
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