Hi @Former-Member, glad for your kind words about my wonky state of health today. I have had my hour long walk though, and feel a bit better for it, though it was a bit of a physical struggle, as usual.
In terms of getting out of the house, what needs doing out there today? If nothing, what might be interesting to do? Alternatively, is there somewhere you could just go for a bit of a walk? I find my days are so much better if I get out of the flat. Hope you manage it today.
@Former-Member, awesome that you did the walk today! Couple of hours of hand watering is good too. Hope you can manage to get out again tomorrow.
I am feeling much better tonight than I did this morning. Tomorrow I have appointments - bussing it to the GP and later meeting up with a friend I haven't seen for months. We're meeting on the beach, so will get in another walk.
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Hello @Teej @Former-Member @Mazarita@Faith-and-Hope @Former-Member this is a good thread. Sometimes it's a day at a time, some times hour by hour... my goal is to get through my work day and have enough left over tonight for household stuff. At the moment that feels enormous. So my immediate goal is to get off the computer and take my dogs for a short walk. Hope all of you can achieve something that you want to today, and feel good at the end of it.
@Former-Member, I think your two and half hours of pruning and watering more than qualifies as getting out of the house. Awesome. Glad to hear your dissociation feelings are lessening when you leave the house. Sounds like you've got good activities planned for tomorrow too.
@frog, I admire your ability to work and do household stuff while struggling with mental health. Taking the dogs for a walk, another good thing.
How have you gone today, @Teej, @Faith-and-Hope, @Former-Member, @Robert01? Hope there was something in the day that brought a sense of achievement. If not, there is always this evening or tomorrow.
I've had a busy day that actually wound me up too much so that I am still feeling very buzzy inside, too buzzy. All went well but just had to move and converse with a lot more speed and intensity that I usually go at. Getting active often does speed me up a bit too much, which I think relates to my bipolar, that tendency to be either too inactive and can't move, or too active and can't slow down. But I have the flat to myself for now. There's a gentle breeze now coming through the window and I am slowly calming down as I write here. This is what I've done today:
shower, dress, breakfast, forum
bus to the next suburb
walk to chemist to fill prescriptions and get other stuff
walk about a kilometre to GP, including a hill
long wait at the doctors so I went and had a coffee in a cafe
gave my card to the cafe owner as they run film screenings there and may like my stuff
saw the doctor
walk back to the shops to do other errands, involving quite a bit more walking
bus back home
make myself some lunch
change out of sweaty clothes and basin wash (I sweat at the drop of a hat)
friend came to visit and intensive conversation for almost two hours
Not much by 'normal' standards. But by my standards, a BIG day!
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