28-05-2017 06:12 AM
I don't for a minute think that I am alone here but the last couple of weeks have been particularly difficult for our family with my darling quite unwell and going back into hospital for the third time in the last 6 months. I have not coped with this well at all, along with one of our children in particular, with additional unnecessary challenges added to the mix only making things worse. (The support here has been a significant help for that I am very grateful).
What I am aware of is that, while it helps to talk things through, far better to talk about things than to internalise them, it is very easy for me to get unnecessarily angry and bitter about our situation and dwell on things too much creating a downward spiral in my coping ability. It also affects my sleep.
To counter this I am making a commitment to find at least 1 positive thing that has happened and at least 1 thing to be grateful for each day and post it here. And if I can manage it, at least 1 thing that has made me laugh. (Posting it here as a form of accountability to make sure I actually do it :-)
I had a glimmer of light on Saturday by consciously listng things to be grateful for but slipped back into the sulks on Sunday (no negatives in this thread so no explanation as to why here). So based on this I am making a commitment to consiously note these things each day.... please feel free to call me out if I dont :-) that woud be huge help :-)
28-05-2017 07:28 AM
Day 1: Monday 29 May.
Something positive/ to be grateful for :
28-05-2017 07:46 AM
Something positive that happened yesterday was visiting friends in the country with two of my daughters.
Something I am grateful for is my ability to paint, and the time and facility being available.
This made me laugh -
28-05-2017 08:08 AM
Great idea @Determined. I shall certainly hold you accountable. Looking forward to hearing something positive. You deserve it. Sometimes it's not easy to see the good things but I'm hoping that somehow, somewhere you can find them. You have a great sense of humour and they do say that laughter is the best medicine so that can only be a plus as well.
29-05-2017 06:22 PM
29-05-2017 06:55 PM
Day 1: Monday 29 May.
Went for a walk this afternoon
Well done @Determined
29-05-2017 07:29 PM - edited 29-05-2017 07:30 PM
29-05-2017 07:36 PM
ok tonight @Determined, Mr Shaz is looking up the computer tonight , about photography
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