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  1. 6 points
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    It's been another week that has run me into the ground but I have a plan moving forward. I don't have anything big to do until Tuesday and I'm going to force myself to only do the bare minimum until that day and I'll be ok.
  2. 6 points
    Floor2017

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I’m so glad that you called and are going to see your kids
  3. 6 points
    Nightjar

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    William Prince - The spark. Warning will pull your heart strings out of your chest 😢
  4. 6 points
    JD4010

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Now that sounds like something I might find interesting. Off to YouTube I go!
  5. 5 points
    Tchaikovsky -- Waltz from Serenade for Strings in C Major, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra There's nothing like a waltz to lift the spirits.
  6. 5 points
    jkd_sd

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I understand the 'vicious circle' guilt, etc. That is one of the nasty symptoms of anxiety/depression, and no it is not a "small thing". Every time around the circle the monster gets bigger and uglier. Congratulations on kicking that bully in the shins (not exactly the phrase I was thinking, but need to keep it clean). I stumbled into a way of keeping contact with one person. I got into the habit of calling him at the same time on a specific day of the week, and now that is our set time to talk. Maybe that will work with you and your kids. That is awful. The rules at a place I used to work said that every opening must be 'advertised'. Sometimes they created a job for a specific person. They still went through the sham of advertising the job, accepting applications, and interviewing candidates before giving the job to the person they intended from the beginning. I always thought that was cruel and unfair to everyone else who applied for the job. ☹️ Hope you find a position much better than that one!
  7. 5 points
    anxiousE

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Slept in again today and watched tv all day. At least i got to the dishes and did a little kitchen cleanup. Sigh! Just feel blah!
  8. 5 points
    adamrparr

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Thank you, @sober4life!!! I really appreciate it. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without help from you & everyone else on here.
  9. 5 points
    Lady Mozzer

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Dancing In The Dark ~ Bruce Springsteen
  10. 4 points
    samadhiSheol

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Not too bad at all.
  11. 4 points
    anxiousE

    Exercise! #2

    1.5mi walk in 30minutes. Seems to be my limit or I get blisters. Sigh. Plus I'm already sweating and I don't wanna get to the point where I need a shower tonight. Sigh! But I went my longest at my highest speed...thats something.
  12. 4 points
    Floor2017

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    They did that to me several times on my job for a vacant position that they had already filled but the second time I challenged the position and I got it.
  13. 4 points
    Devlinkyla

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I feel better 😊
  14. 4 points
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I agree I wouldn't be here without this place. The people here remind me of my good qualities and that keeps me going. If I was left to my own devices and left to only hear the words of people in real life things would be much different right now I'm sure.
  15. 4 points
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    That's great! I'm proud of you. I'm sure the kids just want to hear from dad no matter what's going on.
  16. 4 points
    Floor2017

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I feel good I made 50 but there were times I just didn’t know if I would get there. I’m looking forward to the next phase of my life. I pray that it is better than the first half. 😊
  17. 3 points
    evalynn

    Exercise! #2

    Did a 3/4 mile loop in the park with Etta. It started to gently rain which felt fabulous on my skin but my knees started to lightly ache. Definitely saving that info for the doc, as I'm still trying to figure out if my problem is nerve or circulation related.
  18. 3 points
    samadhiSheol

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Then there’s this.. SPK - Zamia Lehmanni Never fails to amaze me.
  19. 3 points
    samadhiSheol

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Coldplay -Oceans Wait for your call love The call never came Ready to fall up Ready to claim And I'm ready for it all love Ready for the pain Meet under sun and Meet me again In the rain In the rain Behind the walls love I'm trying to change And I'm ready for it all love I'm ready for the change Meet me in blue sky Meet me again In the rain, the rain, the rain Got to find yourself alone in this world To find yourself alone
  20. 3 points
    As a millennial, a word that I have never heard used outside of old tv shows and movies that I think might have been the 70s and early 80s equivalent of awesome is "terrific". The highest compliment anyone could be given on the Mary Tyler Moore Show or Rhoda is "you look terrific!".
  21. 3 points
    emptyman

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Hey, thanks. I wish it was a medication side effect, but I am actually diagnosed with schizophrenia. It might not be 100% accurate, but it's a diagnosis that makes the meds I need much cheaper to purchase where I live. Some psychiatrists say it seems like schizoaffective disorder. I experience both psychotic (less) and depressive symptoms (much more of these), anyway.
  22. 3 points
    duck

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Sorry to hear. That sucks.
  23. 3 points
    duck

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I went to my men's support group tonight and I let my anger out. It was building up for several days. I have been treated like a fourth class citizen all my life and I am tired of this. I going to speak out from now.
  24. 3 points
    anxiousE

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Remember those dishes? Well, I've been back on the couch since that. :/ Make matters worse, husband's tip for the day on his health tracker thingy, was to get no more than 7to9 hours of sleep or you'll get unfixable heart disease and overweight and something else. I dunno. Like I don't already know this is unhealthy! now I feel like taking a walk...
  25. 3 points
    I'll go you one better ... what about when they make a 'cutsie' new word/phrase out of it? I used to work with a gal who, when someone talked about something she really liked, would say, "Oh, awesome-sauce!" 🙄
  26. 3 points
    surfcaster

    Bad news good news

    Bad news I’m at work good news i have a job
  27. 3 points
    Appointment went good 👍😊made her smile 😂
  28. 3 points
    JD4010

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I'm coasting on autopilot. Believe it or not, that is a good thing. Beats the heck out of constant, nerve-wracking anxiety.
  29. 3 points
    JD4010

    Today 3

    Honestly, it's the little stuff that keeps me going too. The thought of sitting down in my rickety old recliner with my two cats after I come home from work is such a highlight of the day.
  30. 3 points
    watalife

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Went to the grocery store again for more bargains. I love a sale.
  31. 3 points
    adamrparr

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Continuing to feel just a little bit better each day as I put forth more & more effort to change. Since Oct, I’ve really been struggling. As you guys know. So now, small, incremental, reasonable growth each day as I strive toward some EXTREMELY important/“HAVE-TO” goals for myself & my kids. I’ve been in this rut for too damned long. Sick & tired of being sick & tired, (and broke 🤣). I’ve got one job interview scheduled for tomorrow, another one for next week & continuing to search & set up some more! The search is going to be successful & it’s going to be successful quickly. Onward & upward. With a TON of help & communication with a few members here, I’m doing it. We ALL can. “Despair not; REPAIR a LOT!” - @Oscar K
  32. 3 points
    SoulSurvivor

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    I bought my granddaughters 2 new mattresses and they arrived today...so after they were deliver, I went to Target and bought them new sheets and pillow cases with pineapples on them and some nice comfy blankets...and then I watched 3rd Rock from the Sun for the rest of the afternoon....
  33. 3 points
    evalynn

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Woke up with a crick in my neck. Dropped my husband at the bus stop and lay down some more. Then I had lunch, took Etta on a long walk, and watched some TV. Ate something, drank tea, and then got ready for the gym. Did the zumba class, came home and walked Etta again. Now I'm relaxing until I have to pick up my husband from the bus stop tonight. I should clean up because my dad is coming over tomorrow, but I probably won't until much later.
  34. 3 points
    Floor2017

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    I helped a elderly lady to get something to eat today. She couldn't walk to the food court. So, I walked over to her and asked if she had eaten and she said she had not. So, I told her that I would go get her something to eat.
  35. 3 points
    shio

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Nice my house is a 4 bdrm bungalow and only I n my 3 dogs live in it..
  36. 3 points
    watalife

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Went to the store and bought some much needed baking pans. Then drove out a bunch more of my much needed gas, never again. Then came home and started cleaning bathroom. I need to do the whole house before next week.
  37. 3 points
    JD4010

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    I came to work. I had every intention of calling out last night because I felt so bedraggled. Woke up this morning feeling somewhat better and made my way to the office. I will be helping my daughter with a grad school project later today.
  38. 3 points
    shio

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Just another day.... Woke early but layed in bed until my furbabies took turns, licking my face. In other words more like, are you awake? we need to go outside for our daily wee break. Done n fed. Now roasting a turkey for later. Mind I still have no appetite. Tired of force feeding myself
  39. 3 points
    JD4010

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Wrong Train ~ The Lonesome Valley Singers (196?) "I'm sitting here, riding on the wrong train I ain't never had any fortune or fame I guess it's just the story of my life seems like I've always been aboard the wrong train." ----------------------------------------- I had been looking for this song for decades. I remember hearing it as a kid but then could never find it again. 50+ years later and I finally found it.
  40. 2 points
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I feel pretty good today. I need to get a job delivering mail around here. Most Fridays he doesn't bother to show up. He probably picks up the mail and then just goes home and doesn't deliver it until Saturday or Monday. Some days he doesn't show up on Saturday either. Around here people can use their own cars to deliver the mail so you can get away with that. I suppose I can't get angry at someone for doing the same thing I would probably do.
  41. 2 points
    adamrparr

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Damn, brother. I’m really sorry to hear that. Sadly, I can relate SO well with all of what you wrote. With respect to the sleep, are you taking anything for the insomnia. I tried everything under the sun but finally had to get a prescription for it. Trazedone. Works pretty damned well. Tell me a little more about what’s going on, man. PM if you want.
  42. 2 points
    Devlinkyla

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    At the doctor appointment 👍people are going very slow or am just going very fast 😂eather way it should go good👍🤪I feel so good 😊
  43. 2 points
    roadking02

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Been working a lot of overtime, during the day and even flipping to night shifts and will be back to days for the weekend. Trying to enjoy the day that I do have off but I'm really just sleepy. Will be getting a new phone before I go to Vegas. My iPhone 5 has done me well for years but it's time for me to just give in and upgrade. Been listening to Shania Twain's album Now for the first time in full. I've heard bits and pieces and listening to it in full I've been able to hear a lot of interesting production. Even vocoders in the background and loads of harmony tricks. Will be very fun seeing her live in March. Just a couple of weeks away! I put in the time off and I'm glad that I did because someone else wanted to take the same days as me. Beat them to it!
  44. 2 points
    jkd_sd

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Have been struggling the last several days. Long story short(er), anxiety is much better, but depression is being very stubborn. Recently realized I was using the anxiety as a tool to combat the depression (for motivation) -- strange but true. Now that the anxiety is under control, I have been frustrated by the loss of that 'tool'. Felt so, sooooo stuck! The good news is that I just came from the counselor's office. She understands what I explained (badly) about the situation, and we are working on what other tools I can use and how. So, now I am feeling hopeful! 😃 Yay! Still have a ways to go, but at least I feel like progress is possible. I am so grateful for the 'hopeful' feeling. Still in that frame of mind .... Please, never give up!! Do whatever you need to take care of yourself -- post here, get professional help, snuggle with a pet, take your meds, get different meds, get a different 'professional', eat ice cream, ... whatever! Do anything and everything until you find what works for you. Yeah, I know; it is a real pain in the @$$ while you are working through it; but it is worth it -- and so are you! It feels so good when you stop smacking your head against that brick wall. Good thoughts, wishes, and hugs to everyone!
  45. 2 points
    The birds and the squirrels are acting like it's spring out in the yard this morning. They are usually right about when the winter weather is pretty much over. Forecast wise they might be right.
  46. 2 points
    3rd Rock from the Sun... it still makes me laugh after all these years...😄
  47. 2 points
    JD4010

    Today 3

    That trapped feeling. I know it all too well. The same with zero optimism. It goes without saying that I'm happy you took the gun back. Those are a little too easy, in my opinion. I'm not sure what the answer is. I am searching for it myself. We are rowing similar boats up similar rivers. I think I just busted one of my oars, too.
  48. 2 points
    shio

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Happy belated birthday @AloneGuy😊🎉🎁🎂
  49. 2 points
    Atra

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Well today tested me. It began with a plea from my mom to bring lunch to her and help her make her favorite pasta dish because her arm isn't healed enough to lift a pot of water. I arrived to find my brother was already there. I received apologies, acknowledgement that I didn't need to come today and that I could've worked on my grad school application instead. Ugh. I got so close to screaming. Felt like the pasta pot, ya know - close to boiling, lid shaking from the pressure beneath. Later at work, I got called in to my supervisor's office because a caller left feedback about me, unhappy, claiming I said things I never did or would. Again rage and frustration began erupting but I understood that the complaint was unfounded. I work with people with mental health conditions like me. We often feel marginalized and invalidated, unheard and dismissed. Sometimes that pain lands on me as I'm accessible and I'm accountable, no matter if the actual target isn't in reach. My supervisors were very supportive of me - and they have to follow up on these things, I get it. And yet it still stings. Just me and one other counselor worked tonight's shift and we were overwhelmed by calls and internet chats. We couldn't keep up. I didn't take my second 10-minute break because I was too busy and that's not cool. I will try to put my self-care back in the forefront next shift. Burnout is a always a threat. A new group of counselors are being trained this week. Hallelujah. To top it off, my poor friend continues to struggle with trauma flashbacks. PTSD can be the worst disorder to endure, mind and body together reliving the event. They reached out to me in desperation despite knowing I couldn't respond at work. They have even called the emotional support agency I work for and talked to a counselor but I can't speak to them because that's a professional ethics issue and violation of privacy protection. I sent a text to them just now to let them know I care and how to cling to hope when it's too dark to see. I hope the sentiment will help them through the awful night they have ahead. Atra word-vomit! The purpose of writing all this, a way I can do one self-care before sleep. By journaling I'm getting it out of my. I'll talk it over in therapy group Wednesday. The emotional wave will have passed by then, I think. I'm just riding the foam for now.
  50. 2 points
    Epictetus

    What Are You Eating? #3

    Spanish olives.
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