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What did you/are you doing good for yourself today?

Starrlight
Starrlight
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Even though I barely care today, I took my meds supplements vitamins

I hugged myself and two others so far

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Starrlight

Hugged another and took a long walk

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Hoski

Great question! Im still sitting here at 9:30 am , on my 3 rd cup of coffee. Im planning on getting outside for some sunshine and dusting off my lonely exercise bike and see if my legs remember what to do, lol.

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Starrlight
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That is so good! 😃 let me know how it goes?

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AlLeYkAt86-

I scraped the last bit of hope from my soul to will myself out of bed and go to work. Once there I refrained from telling a coworker I wouldn't trust her with some Lincoln Logs let alone a fax machine.

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Starrlight

((((((((((Gentle Hug)))))))))

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AlLeYkAt86-

......thanks.

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Starrlight

Hope you have s beautiful moments kind of a day!

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AlLeYkAt86-

Seems unlikely but we can always dream.

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Starrlight

Awwww I’m so sorry... I know what you mean. When something shitty is going on even beauty doesn’t seem real or beautiful it’s just sad .

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AlLeYkAt86-

It doesn't reach you. Nothing gets through.

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Starrlight

Is that how it mostly always is for you? Or once in a while? ❤️

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AlLeYkAt86-

All the time. Sunny sky, summer but it's like I've got a shield made of shit and nothing good ever gets through.

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AlLeYkAt86-

A dark labyrinth of failures and embarrassments around every turn.

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Starrlight

Oooooh I feel that too.makes it hard to want to keep trudging along.

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All_alone

Trudging along with lead shoes on. Ugh

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Starrlight

I know it. Sometimes it’s just such unimaginably disturbing, this life, so tough.

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Birmanblue

Know the feeling it's rejection and humiliation .Suppose laughing it off is the only way round it but that depends on the permafrost level at your work.

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Starrlight

I wonder what the shield is about... sadness or fear or anger that blocks out the light?

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AlLeYkAt86-

depression/anxiety

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AlLeYkAt86-

Peppered with apprehensive waiting of a migraine to tear my mind apart

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Starrlight

Love to you ❤️ I hear you

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AlLeYkAt86-

...thank you.

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Starrlight

If you ever feel you want to talk privately you can pm me.

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AlLeYkAt86-

what's PM?

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Starrlight

Personal message

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AlLeYkAt86-

oh......I'm an idiot.

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Starrlight

Nooooooo! You are not at all.

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Birmanblue

Migraine is awful . Do you get lights and sure before one and are you triggered by caffeine in coffee or hitsmines in cheese and chocs. Do you get a head ache over one eye. Glare of overhead lights can set you off as well as stress. Going to your eye doctor might help . Know how you feel as had them linked to the change.

Have to wear sunglasses or reactolight specs which helps. Dark colours painted on walls help some to relax. Do you get hay fever? Expect you know what thoughts and anxiety set you off but worth having other checks too.

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imasleep123

I’m trying to stay awake and not sleep all day.

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Starrlight

That’s kinda funny that being your name. Hope you have beautiful moments today!

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Birmanblue

Yeh, sleep all day and stay awake at night. May be you have A sleep problem nothing to do with meds ?

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Want2BHappy3

I know I do, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 15 year's ago, but I didn't have innsomia then. I'll be looking to getting into a sleep study in December when medicare kicks in. You don't know how BAD I want to sleep??? I get maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep during the day. I haven't been feeling good because of this Plus I have diabetes. I went today to get tested for H-pylori which is a bacteria in the stomach.

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imasleep123

Yeah that’s possible I was having insomnia for a year before I started having problems with drowsiness. I think I might be having Panic attacks in my sleep.

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Birmanblue

Trying to stay awake all day shows your sleep cycle is some how altered. Some drugs increase somnelence. Sometimes if you are very stressed sleep is needed to help you recovery. Sleep deprivation can affect your behaviour memory and confusion levels. If you look up your drugs on drugs.com alphabetical index, under side effects for sleep and then interactions,with other drugs you are taking this may help you find out if the meds are affecting your sleep patterns. Intense anxiety can lead to poor sleep at night when problems magnify so you have to sleep during the day. Sleep can be helped at night by a darkened room which encourages a sleep hormone. Cutting back on social media and computers an hour before you go to sleep at night may help. Watching comedy and light films may help you feel less anxious before you go to sleep. May be you need a course in sleep to help you with sleep patterns?

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Starrlight

Hugged yet another person, I’m really feeling down so I set up a date with my husband.

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lovetodance2018

Just wanted to tell you I love all your inspirational messages. Saying things that are positive to yourself, having an attitude of gratitude, doing something for someone else (like a hug) are all ways not only to encourage others, but it helps us feel better and good for our mental health. Thank you for your posts. Have a blessed day.

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Starrlight

I sooooooo very much appreciate you thank you! Have a day full of beauty. 💐

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Starrlight

Hugged my dog. I’m soooo sad but at least I am up to hugging and seems that’s all I’m doing all day, a good distraction from the fucked up shit going on.

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lovetodance2018

I love how you try to focus on the positive. Keep doing that. I have learned the more I focus on the good and positive things, the more I believe it. You are on your way. Hugs!

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Starrlight

Thanks beautiful! Agreed. Keep your head up. Me too 🙃

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Sillysausage234

🙃

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Starrlight

Haha 🤣 there’s my silly friend noticing himself!

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Sillysausage234

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All_alone

I hug my dog also. What breed do you have?

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Starrlight

Australian Shepherd / Lab

Yours?

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All_alone

Blue heelers. Littermates, sisters. A handful when there together!

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Starrlight

Awwwww cute

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All_alone

Yours should be pretty active with Aust shepherd in the mix..??

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Starrlight

Yes very! And loves water.

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All_alone

Mine dont seem to care much about water. Mine are very fast in short distance but not for long distance. I have a groundhog and the one is trying to figure out how to get it. She just hasn't got the technique down yet.

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Starrlight

Mine is fast for the long. Omg 😮 that’s so fun! What does the groundhog think of your dogs?

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Birmanblue

Someone told me the secret of a feel good hormone that is released when you stroke your cat or dog or your loved ones. My cat helps as well as family pets who are so affectionate and love attention.

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Starrlight

I believe it! I read that if you hug someone for 30seconds the endorphins are released. 😊

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Birmanblue

Hugging makes you feel better especially when the hug is returned. Don't you think animals are friends? My cat seems to understand people and the new sausage dog who tries to dominate the other family cats. .My long haired old brindle cat bopped the sausage dog pup to stand her ground as princess. The pets are so jealous and human.

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Want2BHappy3

Animals can bring you comfort, glad you enjoy your Cats,. Not a cat person, got attack by one when I was young. Preferred dogs, to each his own. Can't have animals where I live. Too old anyway to care for any animal 🙃

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Birmanblue

What about a fish tank . My daughter has one but has to clean it out but it is relaxing to watch them. We have a bird table some where there are a lot of pretty birds chaffinches blue tits robins jays to name a few. At least putting some bread out is not high maintenance. Some birds are take and recognize you and make you smile.

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Coralrose5

I’m listening to a meditation playlist on Spotify while I have a cup of coffee which is a very small thing but it’s uplifting and relaxing at the same time.

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Starrlight

That’s absolutely awesome.

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Starrlight

I’m crying tears of I have no idea what... happen to you all ever? Maybe a mixture of hardship but the making it through relief. ✌️But see I’m letting myself feel.

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Sillysausage234

Went out and had a coffee in my car in my favourite car park in the corner by the fence .....listening to the radio🎶With my dog 😁

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LovelySnow

Hi dog!! And hi to you! 😅

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Sillysausage234

Lovely snowwwwwwwww 😁and hello to you too missed you ....don’t know where our friend mr monk has got to lately....hope you are good

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LovelySnow

I'll have to send him a hello. I hope he is okay. 🦎

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Sillysausage234

🚜🎫🤹🏻‍♂️😂

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LovelySnow

That's the ticket! 🤭

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Starrlight

😆

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Starrlight

😆

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LovelySnow

I am teary but good. That sounds odd, doesn't it? Not sure how to explain it.

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Sillysausage234

No not odd just emotional that’s good if you’re 🤔....good

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LovelySnow

Sometimes it's good to cry - release stuff, you know?

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Sillysausage234

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Starrlight

Yeah...It’s hsrd to understand for me too. It’s like sad yet settled and relieved I guess for me.

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Birmanblue

If you did not feel anything it would not be you. You would feel remote so emotion sometimes is needed to remind yourself you are a thinking human who cares.

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All_alone

I went to a dr appt, made myself stop for lunch and ate it all and now I'm laying on the couch. Hoping for a nap.

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Birmanblue

"Hoping for a nap "?My sight read "man" instead of "nap" but I am not man hungry at all. My puss cat is great though!

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LovelySnow

I had coffee with a friend. I started bawling 😥 but it was still a good meeting. She was very sweet about it. It's been a teary afternoon since then. Sending you hugs, Star. If I saw you in person I would give you one. 🌺🌻🍀

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Starrlight

Awwwww I would love to hug in person!!!!!! I’m glad you got a cleansing and that your friend is sweet!

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LovelySnow

As you tell others... (((Starr))) 💗😊

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ZipperMocha

i too took my meds, then a long nap. I'm not working tonight so i mowed my yard and cleaned my house.

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Starrlight

Cool good job!

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Birmanblue

Respect. Must pull my socks up.

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Black_Cat_Girl

That's awesome. Being an adult can suck, but good on you for rocking it.

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Beachchicken

Ate healthier, hung out with best friend, went swimming

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Birmanblue

That's a great day Glad you have happy memories when you need to draw on these to make you positive.

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Kat63

Listened to Louise L. Hay affirmations on the way to work this morning.

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Neuronerd

I’m taking care of my 4-month-old grandson. He fills my heart and soul.

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Birmanblue

Great aren't they ! So busy and ask you questions.

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Starrlight

Beautiful ❤️

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Black_Cat_Girl

Aww...good for you. It's so nice to see your mini wins for the day. Keep that up! Today I opened up to a friend about my therapy session from yesterday and she gave me a lot of encouragement. That in turns gives me the motivation to help others and make them feel better if possible.

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ellinaki

I went to the casino..♠️♥️♦️♣️

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Starrlight
Starrlight
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Woowoi

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