Characteristics of winterdepression: excessive sleeping and eating loads of sweets / sugarstuff and less social interactions..Check! If I don't put my alarm I can easily sleep for 10 hours without waking up once. And I just want to be on my own, reading and watching series.

sounds like it's an effort to counter the effects of d.

7 hours ago

Yeah at this stage I don't define it as a problem.. But I'm afraid what others would say or think. It's not like I don't see anyone. Just once or twice a week apart from work instead of 3 a 4 times.

7 hours ago
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And I attended a bookpresentation about adoption. The writer said something I will remember: 'It should always be about the child. Not about the parents. Who are we to decide that a particular child has no future in his or her country?'. I think it's a good thing to hear different stories and to give adopted children a voice.
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I love my precious cat. She always puts a smile on my face. Today she squished herself in a shoebox. I love to take care of her and ppl. Yesterday was tough cause one of the residents - who just lived with us for a week - was diagnosed with pneumonia. Her partner told me they've been married for 55 years. He needs to let her go now. Heartbreaking but also part of life
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Shin is not better at all. I had a go for running but I guess it's gonna be a no go after today.
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Try advil and take a nap will help

4 days ago

Thanks for your advice Caitlin. It didn't help unfortunately. Neither did walking or meditation :/

4 days ago
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Really tired yesterday. Slept after college, had dinner and went back to bed again. First day at new unit today. I think it went well. Just finished some pilates @ home. Relaxing with my cat as a reward.
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Woke u with a headache. Again. Last month I've had headaches almost 50% of the time. Maybe my sight is getting worse or it's just tension
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Still tired but it's doable. I'm changing unit next week (team and residents). I'm quite enthusiastic but one of the mentors of current unit is not. Makes me insecure but on the other hand: Ive made my decision. Unit 2 is more challenging. Mentor just needs me and I'm going to see that as a compliment.
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Alright but lack of energy. Maybe it's the withdrawal of my AD. Feeling exhausted every evening and I can sleep for 9 hours straight without waking up once. Apart from work not really doing much. Except for Ajax and pilates. And attending college.
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I think / I feel Im really good at connecting with ppl with dementia. After 2 weeks I've already built a relationship with most of the residents and I got a lot of smiles and even a kiss. I love my job.

Beautiful connection. Despite their condition, they need compassion more than ever.

02 Oct 2021

That's so good to hear 💛 these people need love too. I think a smile from them tells you you're doing a good job.

03 Oct 2021
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Day off. Feeling alright. Bit frustrated that I can't run atm. It's too painful. Went to physiotherapist and doctor and apparently there was something with my fibula. Apart from that he thinks my muscles need more training then average. I feel so old

Well you were doing better than me, I feel like giving up and there's nothing wrong with my fibula :/

30 Sep 2021

Ohh :( Maybe you should try something you like more..?

30 Sep 2021

I've been doing home workouts too

30 Sep 2021

Need to get my Ring Fit set up again

30 Sep 2021

I know how you feel. I lost so much of my running ability this past year... It's so frustrating!

30 Sep 2021

Yeah. I'm starting over after recovering from an injury.

01 Oct 2021

Home workout is good as well Tash! And I feel your frustration guys. It's pilates for me atm

01 Oct 2021
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Cancelled class today and worked on my assignment. Felt like the right choice. Subject of class was about working in psychiatric care. No thank you. I've spent more then enough time there 😅
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Hungover from yesterday but feeling OK. Bit ashamed of some of my sent WhatsApp messages. Ah well. Did some pilates @ home.
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Changing meds from tomorrow on. Starting Duloxetine. Supposed to work on serotonin and noradrenalin. Curious if it will help me - at least a bit - through this difficult period. Lack of energy / sore body / injuries / negative thoughts. Sick of it.
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Feeling like a zombie. Don't like my new workplace. Having a talk with mentor tomorrow about changing departments.
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Massive headache. Went for a run but had to quit after 25 minutes because of painful shin. Luckily I'm seeing physiotherapist next week.
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Terrible day which ended emotional at selfcompassion training. Not all emotions are bad. I just feel overwhelmed. We had to chose sentences that would help during our meditations. Sentences that you want to hear from other ppl as well. That triggered me. Nobody would say these things to me. He told me he quit his job in NL. That was my last bit of hope smashed into pieces

That sounds like a lot of stressors. I'm impressed that you are keeping up with your adaptive coping mechanisms like using this app!! ❤️❤️❤️

20 Sep 2021

Keep it up!! I believe you can get through this!!! ⛈️🔜🌈🌞

20 Sep 2021

Stay strong and keep moving forward. I'm cheering for you!

21 Sep 2021

Im not really moving forward atm but I will try! Thanks Sonny.

21 Sep 2021
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Had some beers on my own - at home. I've gained weight. I don't think I'm doing well.
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