Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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13/12/2012 at 16:18
Hello, all thanks for the replies. I know the getting through the xmas break feeling!
13/12/2012 at 18:14

Welcome Malc.  I tend to lurk because my problems are fairly minor and I sort of have them under control.  I also like to check up on my friends on here to make sure that they are alright.

I know the Salisbury area quite well although I've moved further north recently.  Its a lovely part of the country.

13/12/2012 at 18:52

I'm hoping my current feeling is a getting through the festive season problem.  I do normally find it's the worst time of the year for me.  I look forward to two weeks from now with a sense of I'll be in the clear then.  We'll get each other through it I'm sure.

I am supposed to be out at another social evening tonight but I'm giving this one a miss.  I don't really mind though as I'm just not feeling up to it.

13/12/2012 at 19:01

I'm not in the Christmas spirit at all, and I'm planning a quiet festive period anyway. I tend not to go to works events at the best of times, so it was easy for me to say no this year. I hope everyone else not only survives but enjoys. 

Malc - sorry to hear you've moved away from your family. Do you have anyone to support you near by? 

No more news about my new job today but a couple of positives anyway. First, the Consultant I work for asked me how I was getting on and stressed that he was really pleased to have me back and that hes more than happy with the quality of my work. I felt quite touched and a bit sorry I'll be leaving.  Then as I said goodnight to one of my "delightful colleagues" when she ignored me as is usual I managed to find the courage to say again "goodnight have a nice evening".  I think that made it more difficult for her than for me. I felt in more control anyway. 

13/12/2012 at 19:09

Well done, SD.  The social I'm missing tonight is the orienteering group so it is company that I do normally enjoy at least.  I am supposed to be getting my 'phase 1' of sending them an e-mail if I can get my act together.  I was deliberately saving it until after this evening as I though I would find it difficult to attend on the back of sending the e-mail.  Haven't got that excuse now. 

13/12/2012 at 21:14
Sticky tape failed
13/12/2012 at 21:19

Sorry to hear that hilly. What happened?

13/12/2012 at 21:27

You'd make a good contributor to Radio 2's Drivetime show where listeners are encouraged to describe their day in three words.

13/12/2012 at 21:55

Hi all, 

Sorry I've been so quiet, some stuffs been going on that I'm not allowed to talk about in a few different directions. All good now. 

I loved reading back, so so lovely to feel you all here Hi Malc, it's very nice to meet you. 

What happened to the sticky tape by eck? I could hold it all together with this enormous hug if that'll help ((((((((((((by eck))))))))))))

SD congrats on applying the work you've been doing, that's amazing - even if it felt a bit close to the wire it's fantastic you were able to stay cool enough to apply some techniques. I often forget to and get a bit too caught up.

13/12/2012 at 22:03

Bear have you been offered any more work or was it a one off thing? 

13/12/2012 at 22:11

Good to see you back SOLB and glad things are OK.

I think hugs are good for most of lifes problems but never seen one used on sticky tape before!

 

13/12/2012 at 22:18

 

*wraps her arms round the sticky tape, wrapped around all of her friends* see it's very effective! 

13/12/2012 at 22:19

Good job I wasn't planning on going anywhere!

13/12/2012 at 22:25

 hadn't thought of that bit *awaits false imprisonmnet charges* 

13/12/2012 at 22:25

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

13/12/2012 at 22:28
Erm, sleep deprivation and me don't go well together. Today moo woke at 4:1, yesterday it was 5:05, day before was 4:53. You get the picture. This has been going on for 2 weeks nearly. The fortnight before that he was poorly with a chest infection so I was up at night with him a lot.
I was conscious that bad thoughts were creeping back in. I had promised myself that if I was still battling them tonight I would call Alice, my therapist, for some support. I think giving yself permission to let go and see who would catch me has helped. Thanks everyone
13/12/2012 at 22:33

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.

13/12/2012 at 22:38

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

14/12/2012 at 00:33

 night all 

14/12/2012 at 06:55

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?

 

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