*Update* I always feel guilty about doing things for myself :-(
My DS was diagnosed about a month ago but before his dx I was already stressed and depressed at times thinking about his future and if he will mak progress. Recently I went in for a physical and all this stress has effected my health (weight gain, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, etc.). I really need and want to be healthy again but whenever I think about starting a diet, exercising, or doing anything else to get myself healthy again I feel really guilty. I think to myself " you have a child with ASD, you need to focus on him and not worry about yourself" . I always think this way when it comes to anything for myself such as getting my hair done or going on a date with my SO. I feel so selfish even thinking about these things so I never end up doing anything for myself. I know it sounds crazy but I cannot stop thinking this way. I just feel all my time should be devoted to helping my son get better. Has anyone else felt this way before and if so how did you overcome these feelings?
I FINALLY MADE A HAIR APPOINTMENT AFTER ALMOST AN ENTIRE YEAR! HOPEFULLY I WILL KEEP THE APPOINTMENT LOL