Discussion in 'Wellness' started by Honey, Jul 4, 2020.
Look, I know how bad this sounds but I’m just going to admit it. I wish I could go tanning.
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.
Hey, these are covid times. I don’t fault anyone for missing things like that.
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.
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!
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.
I’m really sorry, friend. This has been a hard, hard year for you. Sending a virtual hug.
That’s rough, I hope you get a break from the stresses soon.
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
I'm sorry Lh. I really hope you're able to get some self care time soon.
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.
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.
I really hope it works for you!
I’m glad you’re finally able to try a new treatment. I hope it makes you feel better!
I hope it works for you.
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.
Do not pull a Honey and blow off the gym to go to Wendy’s. It’s going to be okay.
Today is the one year anniversary of my friend’s friend dying in a horrible way and I’m sad for her and that the world has hardly changed.
Sucky day, friend. It’s my mom’s birthday too. I wanted to do something with my sister to honor Mom, but Sister is working out of town. Dogsitting her monsters is a shitty consolation prize.
for you too.
I’m so sorry.
Love to you both @CoolWife and @Honey ❤