These cold dark months can be miserable so take a moment to think of and share any small victories you’ve had to keep yourself warm inside…if you would like
Recently I’ve had such bad anxiety issues I’ve barely been able to focus on anything for weeks but today I’ve managed a couple of hours of sitting being calm which is actually a major positive step. Well done my brain!
Great to hear! Did you use any meditation techniques or anything to help?
I’m really proud that I finished this novel project I’ve been working for a few years and I like it and that’s the main thing
I don’t know really, maybe actually trying to eat instead of avoiding meals has been super important, I hate eating when I’m anxious. Also listening to relaxing ambient music and noise stuff to shut my brain up.
I can’t imagine writing a novel, I think my friend has been working on one for err like 10 years or something that he will probably never show me or anyone and I just can’t fathom keeping something in your head for that long. The discipline and focus it must take, super impressive! When I used to make music I used to like banging out an album in 2-3 weeks because it really stressed me to have to hold on to half formed ideas for too long. You should be proud!
Stopped my sertraline 3 weeks ago and had a proper terrible time of it but just about coming out the other side now
Oh yeah, I get really sad and weird sometimes if I go through a certain stage of hungry. But it’s good to know! You recommended brown noise to me once and that’s helped me since
Successfully claimed compensation from Ryanair, which was exactly as hard as you’d expect.
I’ve been running a public seminar programme at work and they’ve all gone really well except the one I had to cancel because I couldn’t secure a single speaker but less on that eh
great work, must take a lot of fortitude to withstand that period of imbalance. I’m finding that with giving up drinking (which I’m not doing a good job of atm lol), I know I just need to plough through a bad week but it’s tough to face it. Well done and I hope you are going to start to see the benefits
Thanks Bam - as soon as i stopped I wanted to get back on and instantly started having intrusive thoughts about coping - much like giving up smoking
i think im drinking a bit too much too really - its almost become routine which is annoying
i think with anyhting like this if you can go a few weeks you can do it - the first few weeks are always so hard and its so easy to have an excuse as to why NOW isnt the right time
good luck brother x
Passed four months off meds and it’s been a bit up and down as I’ve gotten used to it but I know it’s been the right decision and I feel bits of ‘me’ coming back
As I was talking to doctors about my reasons for coming off them I said that I felt as though I could go on a rollercoaster and not feel anything. As it happens I went on a rollercoaster a couple of weeks ago and it was fucking terrific.
Ahhh really great to hear - as i mentioned in MH thread ive just been super flat which has meant no massive lows (great!) but also really no highs (not great!) ive also been really boiling hot in warm environments which i am wondering is a side effect of meds (been on them around 5 years)
Not a biggie but I’ve just got a dent out of my car (that I’d been quoted £200 to remove) with a £10 tool from Ebay. I’m chuffed!