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Discussion in 'Wellness' started by Honey, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Look, I know how bad this sounds but I’m just going to admit it. I wish I could go tanning.
     
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  2. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’ve been think about buying a light therapy lamp for years, and finally did this year. I haven’t been super consistent with it so far, but I do like it when I use it. I think I’ll be able to use it daily easier once I’m back to work (at home, it’s looking like) and the kids are in dayhome.
     
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Hey, these are covid times. I don’t fault anyone for missing things like that.
     
  4. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Man, poor rooster. I’ve been such a mood-swingy pouty weepy mess. Then I eat and feel better but ashamed of my previous behavior.
     
  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    These are weird and difficult times ON TOP OF the darkness of less sun ON TOP OF growing a human being and all the fuckery on your body that entails.

    Rooster is a big boy and just needs to keep his big boy briefs unwadded @Afishwish . That's all a lot, and you're doing great!
     
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  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm crashing and can't seem to get control. I keep just not having time to cope and take care of myself before something else requires my attention. It's beginning to really show; people at work keep asking if I'm okay.
     
  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’m sorry. <3
     
  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m really sorry, friend. This has been a hard, hard year for you. Sending a virtual hug.
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    <3 That’s rough, I hope you get a break from the stresses soon.
     
  10. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m sorry, lh. It has been so hard for you and other front-line workers this last year. I hope you can get a break from everything soon <3
     
  11. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I'm sorry Lh. I really hope you're able to get some self care time soon. <3
     
  12. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I’m putting this here for anyone who needs it, but @Lh718, please give Brené Brown’s talk about her “gap plan” a listen here: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-comparative-suffering-the-50-50-myth-and-settling-the-ball/

    It’s good advice for when your emotional energy is depleted, you’re running on empty, and you need to regroup. I thought about this a lot over the winter while I was in a really depressive cycle. It helped me to identify and develop some healthy energy-restoring behaviors. She talks about it specifically within relationships or families, but I think it applies to individuals too.
     
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  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I finally believe this is happening, and I wanted to share. I'm starting in-home, oral ketamine treatments next week! My depression has been either barely in control or completely uncontrolled, and I cannot really tell which option is true. I've been trying to get on a ketamine study or with a ketamine therapist for 8 years now. Hopefully it works. I don't even care as much about not being sad. I just want to be able to function at a higher level in terms of exhaustion and motivation.
     
  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I really hope it works for you!
     
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m glad you’re finally able to try a new treatment. I hope it makes you feel better!
     
  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I hope it works for you.
     
  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Idk where else to put this...

    Out of nowhere, just woke up with a metric ton of self hate and zero confidence. Of course that translated to a shit day at work. I'm home trying not to buy a billion worthless things or eat all the food in the house.
     
  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Do not pull a Honey and blow off the gym to go to Wendy’s. It’s going to be okay.