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andthistoomustpass
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby andthistoomustpass » Thu May 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Dear diary (hehehe)

Good news! Consultant has confirmed to GP that I can have meds like anyone else. YAY! This has been a long fight over years, principally with former GP who appeared to have her own agenda as far as meds were concerned. Never had more than minimum dose for a few months at a time so this is a whole new avenue. Such a weight of my shoulders, has given me hope :D .

Targets... not going so well but I forgive myself and will keep trying.

1. Attend a support group at least once per fortnight. Doing this
2. Continue to socialise at least once per week. Doing this
3. Spend at least 2 hours per week cleaning. Nope. Need to create new habit.
3. Walk home from work at least twice per week. Nope but am walking more. Need to create a new habit.
4. Cook at home at least three times per week. Nope. Need to create a new habit.
5. Meditate at least four times per week. Nope. Anxiety makes this really difficult. Again, need to create a new habit.

After thinking more about Daniel Kahneman's work on the power of the subconcious I am convinced that replacing bad habits with good is both doable and will become automatic over time. Even if I can't find motivation I want to try to just do.

deb1960
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby deb1960 » Sun May 20, 2018 7:51 pm

Really pleased that you've won the fight with your gp

Good you're feeling so positive

Deb x

andthistoomustpass
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby andthistoomustpass » Sun May 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Thanks Deb

Means a lot.

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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby deb1960 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:25 am

Hi andthistoo

I'm popping on your thread as there is virtually no-one posting now and I very much need to post. I really hope you don't mind but I know you use your thread regularly and I hope you'll answer.

I've just had about 7 good weeks. I felt so well. Although you always know it'll come back it's still very distressing. Well on Sunday it began to creep in and by yesterday I felt awful. For the first time I cried in front of someone at work.

I've been meditating and perhaps i thought this would make a difference but it hasn't., though I'll continue.

The contrast.between last weeks mood and this is massive. I am very upbeat when II'm well and feel good inside too. Now I feel totally miserable and disinterested in everything I loved last week.

Whilst we aren't alike I know you go through a lot and work at your M H constantly.

If you don't mind it would help me if you would answer.

Thanks, Helen x

andthistoomustpass
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby andthistoomustpass » Tue May 22, 2018 9:07 am

Hi

I'm sorry to hear how things are for you this week. It is truly horrible when our mood drops like a stone. Prior to therapy I'd cried at work more than once and that is distressing in itself. You know as well as I do that it will pass and being positive is a help but I also know that is small comfort at the time. I wish I had a magic solution for you but all I can do is tell you that it is not your fault and that my thoughts are with you.

Take care of yourself.
x

deb1960
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby deb1960 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:31 am

Thanks andthistoo

Until last September my mood changes were pretty predictable. Since last Sept my MH has been a lot worse and I tend to get just 2 or 3 good days after a run of bad. Hence the end of that prolonged spell was really upsetting.

I'm trying to be mindful and I know i just have to live with it.

Anyway, thanks again for your reply

Deb x

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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby andthistoomustpass » Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 am

It's tough isn't it? But you are tough too. You have come through it before and you will again.

deb1960
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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby deb1960 » Wed May 23, 2018 7:47 am

Hi andthistoo,

It's good that we can see the strength in each other.

Deb x

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Re: Emotional resilience and the impact of its lack

Postby bottomfeeder » Thu May 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Meditation has helped me a lot in battling depression, although I have stopped meditating regularly now, and depression is creeping back slowly upon me.


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