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Hey SOLB welcome back
I got in a bit late putting in for sessions but have got two booked for new year already with possibly more to come
Glad we're altogether in a sticky tape hug then By Eck. You obviously need it. Hope you get a better night tonight. It can't be easy for you.
Thank you bear Sounds positive
Oh by eck, you've had such a lot to deal with lately no wonder you are feeling exhausted and are finding it harder to cope. Did you call Alice? I'm glad you were able to let go a bit, must have been very difficult trying to hold everything up on your own
Morning. I'm starting the day on a positive with Positive Outlooks on fb that I thought I'd share.
How did everyone sleep last night? Hilly - how you doing this morning?
Morning all, particularly By eck. Really hope you had a better start this morning. Big hug for you in any case (((((((By eck))))))).
Off for an early start today. Feeling a bit better this morning.
I particularly like this one:
feeling a little better today so we'll see how things go...
weekend is here finally although i will barely see Mrs B again which is annoying
Morning all, oooh nice link Soupy, I like the bike one too
Woo hoo to feeling better LR and Bricki - sucks about missing the Mrs though.
Oh by eck that sounds like a plan indeed, hope you are fast asleep now.
I feel better today too I have lots of stuff on the to do list, but I think I am going to attempt to go to the gym first - haven't been for a while and I doubt missing it it's especially helpful ... I'd also stopped taking the anti d's over the last couple of weeks (no idea why) so I have had to start again from yesterday. I feel nauseous but I can't really complain as it's my own fault! (Am on 90mg Duloxetine + the 650mg Quetiapine, I didn't stop the Quetiapine so that's OK but I am wondering whether I should have started back on the Duloxetine on 30mg's then built up - too late now and I'm sure my body will adjust pretty quickly)
Anyway; breakfast, quick tidy then gym ... oh hang on, I'm still sellotaped to the hug *yank yank*
The run up to Christmas is the worst time of the year. I feel like hibernating until mid-January but I don't want to hibernate on my own. I struggle at this time of year at the best of times, but this year I feel so completely alone and isotated
so, i'm not the only disliker of xmas then
i havo to make it happen for my wife and boy - even then, Phil does'nt really understand it- and Mrs Mick isnt so hot on it if the grand children arent around
i met u at Mudchute and we had quite a chat yes ?????
I kinda like Christmas, I love the build up with the minis; we make decorations and stuff every year. I quite like Christmas cards cos it reminds me to tell people how much they mean .. but I don't like Christmas day and (voluntarily) spend the majority of the day on my own.
I'm not a practicing Christian but I live largely according to those values anyway and am usually pretty quick to offer to help if anyone is in need etc all year.
I love buying and making presents for people at every other time of the year but (bar the mini's) I hate it at Christmas. I get so much pleasure from a 'just because' present but the expectation and franticness of Christmas just makes me a bit sad. That said I've just bought the mini's two presents for today cos minimini NEEDED a sparkly singing unicorn and mini NEEDED a doodle on it purple pony I should have made them wait until Christmas but I just love the thought of making them happy and I'm too impatient!
I may have also posted a silly just because present for my best friend today but just in case she wanders in
Evening. I've a tough afternoon and came home from work early, went straight to bed and just woke up. But do you know, I'm really lifted reading of by eck's Christmas and SOLBs purple pony. and sparkly unicorn. It gives me real warm glow and reminds that there are some lovely people in this world.
I don't know why it went so wrong for me today. I think I might be coming down with a cold but I've been really emotional. One "difficult colleague" ring leader was really nice to me and even touched my arm in a sort of affectionate way and that was it, I just wanted to cry then found myself doubting everything she'd done over the last year and felt guilty for complaining. Had a good chat with my caseworker and I've sorted out the guilt (I feel guilty so easily) and picking up a bit now. I've got to continue focusing on my strengths and successes. She made a really important point about that giving me true belief and confidence in myself, as opposed random positive thinking which can be empty.
Aww sorry it's been rough Soupy, it's good that you know your limits and you've come home early and had some rest, it's not always easy to admit when things are tough.
Hmm self confidence and self belief are so hard aren't the?. It's ridiculous that one negative comment said to me a million years ago is still more powerful than a hundred thousand positive ones. Maybe once you believe in your strengths you'll be able to recognise that others do too.
Here is a super purple pony and a mini
Lovely photo Solb. The pony obviously wasn't quite purple enough!
when u see a picture like that - it really brings home the meaning of life
bought a tear to my eye
SOLB I love your minis - wish I could adpot them as they l;ook fab
I actually quite like Crimbo - I'm not a huge participator but I do rather enjoy the sense of warmth, although at times i do feel rather on my own and missing out. Then again I like my own space to some extent so full on socialising for days on end leaves me wiped out. Maybe we can have a virtual Crimbo on here
I get to see the psych on Wednesday - I think I'm vastly improved but still not sure I'm 100%. I need to get back to doing my three things daily and remembering to focus on achievements and positive qualities rather than what went wrong like I usually do
Made it through the work christmas do but found it tough going. Got home early evening and went for a much needed sleep as I was exhausted. Definitely needed it.
Looks like I set off quite a christmas debate there. I'm with Bear in that I do like my own space so I find it challenging in that way. When with family at Christmas I find it a relief to go the toilet as it means I finally get a couple of minutes on my own and just wish it could last longer. I then feel guilty cos I think I'm being such a misery but I can't help it. Hibernating's got a lot to be said for it. I wouldn't begrudge anyone that does enjoy it though as it must light up the darkest (daylight wise) time of year for many.
Definitely approve of miniSOLBs choice of favourite colour. It's my favourite to the extent that I have to have a car in that colour.
SD - hope you're OK. Sounds like you've had a tough day.
3 things is good bear, seems to work really, really well for you (plus we get to be bossy then )
Christmas debate going strong! I think that's pretty close to spot on, certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone else having a good Christmas but the expectations of being in a wonderfully sunny mood are tough - especially when you end up feeling guilty for not being happy on top! (Me too, though I usually get to see the minis on Christmas morning, and I'm always genuinely happy when they are)
My favourite colours are orange and yellow - I think I prefer orange but marginally and mood dependent ... SOLBsis' favourite colour is grey I've never heard of anyone else liking grey best
SOLB - did you make it to the gym OK today?
I went for a run instead ... bit of a disaster ended up coughing up blood I have a doctors appointment on Monday to talk about the asthma and stuff so I'll mention it then. I breathed in a whole load of mould dust the other day and I'm wondering if that has caused the blood.
I'm feeling full of good Christmas cheer all of us sudden. Someone really nice has had their day cheered up by Secret Santa