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After a severe mental crisis, I found quality in life.

My name is Poul, and I have found quality in life after being in severe mental crisis. I’m currently in a perfect place nowadays knowing that I’m doing these changes for life. And I’m not following a rigid plan but a healthier mindset that facilitates what I want to do in life.

I’m 67 and have been taking care of my wife for many years. She had bipolar disorder, and I was worried all the time and afraid of what she would do. Actually, I’ve had a very unhealthy mindset for most of my life, dominating my happiness and life. And I can honestly say that I have also been depressed and that has also infected my wife.

A new year, a fresh start.

I made my mind that I had to change in January of this year because I was so unhappy about my life, and I had to change things because of my family and grandchildren. I was so unhappy and I didn’t even want to go to visit them as I didn’t want to interact with anybody.

Finding help.

Fed up and miserable, my children told me about Minplan. I liked that it was evidence-based, aimed at reducing the risk of personal crisis, and sounded doable. Now I’ve already been to the park and made new friends using my new coping strategies and I am also consider getting myself a dog. I’ve learned that this process is long-term and that making the odd mistake or falling off-plan is a learning opportunity.

What benefits have you seen?

Apart from having a healthy mindset and found quality of life, I feel better following Minplan and I have buckets of energy, and my sleep has improved. Other people have commented on how well I look and my glowing eyes. I do love my life and my emphasis has shifted to being healthy physically and mentally.

The changes to my life by joining Replan have been significant. I enjoy the different challenges and planning healthy living.

As you can tell, I’m happy for on Minplan. It has been the best investment in myself I have ever made. My children and grandchildren also love it; it’s improved our relationships, and they helped me build up my Hope book.

Transferrable into everyday life.

Importantly I feel confident now; I am in a sustainable period and can easily maintain it in my life. About three weeks ago I was on holiday in the French Alps. Which is the first time I had been traveling in a long time, and it was liberating. This is what quality of life is about, and I can’t thank Replan enough.

You can download Minplan yourself here.

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