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Takes so much to feel better, but so little to push you back

Hi guys,

Today has been one of those days where I have spent so much energy on feeling better. I was doing so well even though yesterday was a tough day, my other half is away on business, which is a massive trigger for me, but it was OK, I did all my usual things that make me feel better, I have spent so much energy on feeling OK over the last few days and then 1 crappy e-mail from my manager just knocks me back to square one. I just feel so exhausted that it takes the smallest of things to put me off my track. How do you people cope with that?

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Hi dragontears life throws you these curve balls from time to time i would just see it as another thing to work my round it i dont rush in head on as thats a sure way to fail ! Take up a hobby or try reading also look forward to the day your partner gets home make it something special i will leave that up to you ! Regards your crappy e-mail just let i go above your head ! I really hope you can see though things and see better times ! Take care david

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I felt that way today, I put in effort to get out of bed and I was talkative and asking if anybody needed help around the house. I was also doing a few assignments my dad asked me to do. But then I realized that this all sounds way more productive than it actually was, because mostly I was just wasting time. Then my mom comes in and she scolds me for wasting time and then attempts to take away my phone and I just... I mean it wasn’t even a big deal but it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I became sad and tired and I was exhausted. So what I did was I went to sleep for about two hours (call me an escapist but if it’s just for an hour I’d like to pull the plug on my conscious mind to kind of reboot), then I woke up and I just decided not to push myself to do anything and kind of talk myself through it out loud. Sounds a bit crazy but when you enunciate your worries, and have this monologue where you try to sort out why you feel so exhausted (even if you don’t get to the reason why) you kind of feel less helpless because at least you can talk yourself through it and tell yourself out loud that it will pass. Then because I already felt exhausted I didn’t push myself to work or anything cuz that would further deplete my energy, I ate something sweet to cheer myself up then I watched a comedy show. Now, I feel like I can work a little bit so even though It’s late I’ll do what I can and that’s that. It’s difficult to push yourself to get over something or feel better when you’re exhausted so this usually works for me. Just isolate yourself, reboot, watch something or calm yourself down then if you can, do something about your situation, if you can’t, that’s fine try again later.

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Two steps forward and one step back. I switched it. As long as you are stepping you are moving and living. So keep on stepping. The more you step the easier it will be for you.

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Thanks guys! I can always trust you to pick me up :) I feel better today although I feel the flu kicking in...it's been doing the rounds at work, so it is now my turn...

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Good luck! If you do get the flu make yourself some vegetable soup and take it easy it’ll be ok! Get well soon!❤️❤️

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Thanks Radel! Gotta love soup when you're poorly :)

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Hope you feel better soon

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