I feel like I should be able to cope with 'normal' problems like this without feeling the need to hurt myself
I've been there before. I don't know what exactly caused my urges but I know making myself be around people made it where I couldn't go through with the urge because someone would see.
Thanks everyone. I managed to control the urges so I'm pretty proud of that. Still feeling quite vulnerable today but I'm doing what you suggested Stacy and making sure I'm around people
oops meant to comment! My friends and boyfriend would look after me but they have work and he has his dissertation due/ exams to revise for so I'd feel bad taking too much of their time
I hope you'll get better, soon!
Sounds like a really good decision - hope it helps, Kate.
Hope it helps Kate x
best of luck Kate - I know that feeling only too well! Sounds positive tho x
Congrats for trying, Kate. That's the first step. Hope whatever plans you make, you have fun. x
Thanks everyone :) I went to the theatre and I spent time with a friend this morning
Sounds good Kate, hope you sleep well
I wish there was a way to jar my good moods and pull them out on bad days!
Go Kate! :)
Sounds rubbish Kate. I hope you feel better soon, try not to let it ruin your day (easier said than done, I know) & maybe make some new plans if you feel up to it? It could be something as simple as reading a book in the sun? Big big hugs.
Thanks Jodie! Yes I think I'll try to fill the time. It's not just today but I guess I'll take one day at a time
I often have the same reaction. Sorry your plans was cancelled!
Wow I'm overwhelmed by all the support! Thank you pandas. Big hugs!
I've been there so I know exactly what you mean- and how great it is to properly read after so long
That's great, makes me feel inspired to try and read again after a long time
I love reading :)
Thank you for all the support! Willy I hope you do, even if it's only a chapter! Whatever feels manageable and fun. I stopped putting pressure on myself to read 'good' literature and just chose something fun!
I was the same, I have always loved reading but since I've been ill my concentration has been so bad. I missed reading so much but recently I've been able to do it again and I'm so grateful
I'm so glad you've been able to read again :)
Yes Kate that's key, I was reading this Rushdie
novel that was making me really depressed, I need to pick up something more fun ans positive, what are you reading Kate?
I have the exact same problem! It's GREAT you read some! So hard to get past that barrier. Good job!!
Anybody here on Goodreads? https://www.goodreads.com/
Daisy - I'm so glad you've managed to start reading too :) willy - I read a book in a series I like by Simon Brett. It's a sort of detective story but very light (not violent or anything).
Cat: it's always good to know I'm not alone but I'm sorry you've had the same problems! Hope you can read a bit soon. Thank you for the link Audrey, I'll check it out!
glad to see you back :)
Thanks for welcoming me back!
That is so great - glad you have such good support
Yes Cindy I'm very lucky :)
i'm glad to hear you didn't have that weekend dip :)
This sounds lovely :-) Thanks for sharing!
Oh Kate that's awful. sending you super big hugs.
They really can be so awful sometimes, it's seems that a lot of them lack the empathy & kindness required for their roles.
So sorry, Kate. That sounds horrible. :( you should find someone kind and understanding. These people sound incompetent. Praying for you. x
That is so wrong, Kate - comforting hugs. x
Thank you pandas :) I feel a bit better
Hope things go better for you this week Kate.
Hope it went better, Kate. x
hope it went well!
Had a chat with my friend and feel as though we cleared the air a bit