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 :-)
Something postiive that has happened today.
Something to be grateful for today.
If I can manage it- somthing that made me laugh today.
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.
End of day 1. Something positive - lecturer was happy with ny progress. Even gave me more time. Something to be grateful for. Got a call from the school this afternoon. Someone has dropped off a dinner for our family. No idea who but grateful that someone took the time to do that for our family. Something that made me laugh. Well I can laugh now... didnt at the time Took bub to class with me this morning. Was doing great sitting quietly beside me playing. I had forgotten it was a recorded lecture... as soon as the lecture started and the lecturer pressed record bub started singing loudly and banging his car on the desk. Ran out to the front of the room and did a dance lol. Will need to check in the morning to see if he is on video. Should provide some entertainment for those students watching the le ture on line.
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