Mental illness and running



  • Size doesn't matter hilly.

  • Sadly sleep wasn't one of them

    Has anyone heard from Solb?
  • Not today, no image

  • I'm counting down the hours until bedtime. Anyone want to join me?
  • BEAR! No, in counting down
  • *snigger* I should have been going for a swimming lesson this evening but its just been moved to next week. Quite glad I don't have to turn out in the cold. I've just had a lovely snooze after my husband took me out for lunch. I'm stuffed. 

    OOOOO - look! We've got Crimbo smileys! image

  • I'm on An android phone so can't use the emoticon box image
  • Rough day today.  I can relate to what SD is saying about being slow.  I've really had a day like that today.  Couldn't concentrate and get things done.  I had to ring a client as I'd totally forgotten what had been said in a phone conversation a few days ago.  Fortunately so had she so go away with that one.  It's been a tough start to the week and it feels like I've got a long way to go this week.  Got to pick myself up to face having friends round tonight.  Also feel like I'm being really ungrateful about what I've got in life - a good job, good friends etc.  Need hugs - but feel like I don't deserve them.

    SD - I'm sure your suggestion of happy tunes will come in more useful on a better day for me.

  • ((((((((((#(((((((( LR))))))))))))))))))))))

    Doesnt matter if you feel you don't deserve them, a hug is a two way gift
  • Thanks by 'eck - you definitely deserve one ((((((((((by 'eck))))))))))).

    Well done Bear on a succesful return to work.  Actually don't feel quite so bad about moaning about work now as I was thinking of you not being able to work and I've only just caught up.  And I see you've gone from jumping on peoples beds to trying to jump in them!

  • It's not the job I sprmt the last few years training for though, feel quite mixed up about the next step now image

  • I've never done the job I spent 3 years training for, but it gave me skills and openings. Each job has been different from the previous in many ways, but based on something I've learned, or a skill I developed. Of course, my current role is wildly different
  • Didn't realise that.  Just hope it turns out to be a positive step along the way.  Need a hug too?

  • Bear, do you want to borrow a hot water bottle?
  • ((((((((LR))))))) Everyone deserves hugs. Sorry about the happy tune, I can understand anyone not relating to that on a shit day. The not being able to concentrate is awful and really difficult to explain to someone who's not been there. I can forget what I'm doing half way through a task, or sometimes if I'm really struggling I know what the next step is, but can't work out how to do it. One time is was photocopying some papers. I could do one at a time, but couldn't work out how to do a batch or double-sided. Such a simple task but my brain wouldn't have it. I hope tomorrow is a bit better for you.

    Where's SOLB?

    *puts kettle on for Bears hot water bottle*



  • ooh hot water botty! image

  • Thanks for the supportive comments.  I really just needed to get things off my chest and get some positive feedback back before facing an evening visit from friends.  It really helped as I was fine until just the last hour when I was struggling.  Anyway, got my house back now.  Shame I really need to go to bed.

    Hope SOLB's OK - always a concern when there's no word.

    Night anyone that's still up.

  • Argh? Eventually got ti bed just before 11 and some Muppet decided to something to make,their car engine unhappy at 2:18. It woke me and I can't get back to sleep.

    Tries to snuggle next to the other sleepers but fails.
  • Good Morning

    had quite a good day yesterday apart from still having issues with Mrs B. Just not clicking at the moment.

    my presentation went well and the day in all seemed ok. people are coming to me now for advice on things which is mega.

    on the subject of my condition and work, i've been open and honest with everyone with even trying to explain it more to help them understand. ive seen no real change in how im treated if anything i get a bit more empathy.

  • hope you got back off By 'eck x

  • Morning Bricki

    Good to hear works OK but sorry to hear the domestic situation's not so good.

    Thanks for the advice.  I'm hoping that other steps will make work easier but it's certainly an option for further down the line to be open with people at work.  It's not the fellow workers, it's the management that causes me the reservations.

  • Thanks LR

    We have quite a few things causing issues at home, its not something thats going to tear us apart but things that just cause us to be down and unmotivated at times.

    on the management thing i totally agree, i have a 2 line managers who have been magnificent in supporting me. their manager and another line manager though have not been as supportive and treat it as not something thats real. my own line manager has been affected by a similar ailment recently and been off with stress but on coming back they have just thrown things at her again which isnt helping the situation.

  • Oh well, got to get moving again.  Woke up with my face aching again.  Hope it improves.

  • I've never had to tell people at work about my depression etc but I know telling people where moo and I had been was tough. I think they were all very susupportive because it was both inevitable and obvious that I wouldn't escape completely unscathed.

    My mum has moo for a couple of hours this morning so I can sleep. I'm really tempted to clean because the physio is coming but I know sleep is more important.
  • Today could have been worse
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