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Mental Health Thread • Page 333

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by AelNire, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. angrycandy

    animals can't keep still Prestigious

    I have a lot of things I need to get past. today I made the decision to quit smoking pot for a while, to curtail my porn watching, to not have any more casual sex, to stop eating and drinking so many unhealthy things, to change my attitude and my behaviors as those are the only thing I really have control over anyway, to drink more water, to push myself to get in better shape, to talk to less people, to trust less but be more loving, and even to spend less time online. some of these are really hard things but nothing worth doing is ever easy. I've just reached a point where I don't want to wake up one day and be 47 and still doing everything I can to get a bag of weed and agonizing over how much I can smoke until I get the next bag, or whatever... I love pot, I love porn, I love sex, I love sugary drinks, I love bad food, but enough is enough and I have to make a change for me right now or I'm going to be stuck in this loop for the rest of my life and I would rather die than to do that
  2. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Holy shit, did I write this? Seriously, though, best of luck, you got this.
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  3. angrycandy

    animals can't keep still Prestigious

    thanks, my dude. :heart:
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  4. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

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  5. bigmike

    Trusted Prestigious

    You got this! I started doing yoga a few weeks ago with my girlfriend and that led me to feeling better which led me to get out walking and then eating better and on the whole I feel way better. You’re gonna crush it!
  6. angrycandy

    animals can't keep still Prestigious

    :heart: thanks y'all
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  7. Shakriel

    Don’t fuck with me, I will cry. Prestigious

    Take it slow, but I believe in you
  8. angrycandy

    animals can't keep still Prestigious

    yeah, I'm definitely trying to not do too much, too soon because oftentimes when you do that, you end up not doing any of it because you tried to tackle too much at one time and I've been there too many times to not learn my lesson. every little bit of progress helps tho, and I know that it's not a case of perfection or failure, you just have to take it a day at a time

    thank you
  9. Iain

    Regular Supporter

    I am furloughed from work and the uncertainty is mentally taking its toll on me. I’m now into my fourth month off and most of my department have returned. I have not had any direct communication from a line manager in months. The generic director emails to all staff keep using ‘restructure’ in them but also saying keeping as many people employed is a focus etc.

    The other difficulty i am having with it is that i have worked for the company for the best part of a decade and grown to make a few good friends from there. They are all back and I am not. Ive now realised that a lot of the time my recent conversations with them are talking about the goings on in work. I’m not sure this is the best thing for my mental health. It just opens it up to speculation and conjecture on what is happening with the company which in the current climate isn’t bound to be great.

    I’m trying to just get on with my days and keep productive until i get a call from work hopefully saying I’m still employed and hopefully not victim of ‘restructure’.
  10. I hate my brain!
  11. Shakriel

    Don’t fuck with me, I will cry. Prestigious

    Managed to already meet with a specialist regarding my physical issue, which i've never really mentioned in here but was just a sudden urinary urgency/frequency that freaked me out and spiked my anxiety even more. The urologist basically said nothing appears physically wrong, but I do have crystals in my urine (a precursor to kidney stones) that is gonna irritate my bladder and the anxiety is likely gonna play a part here too. so we're gonna see whether the prozac helps once it actually kicks in (only 2 weeks so far) and I'm going to work on drinking more water. So fingers crossed.

    I got so anxious over this appointment and barely slept last night, so i'm ready for a nap and it's not even noon yet. lol. i'm such a fool.
  12. elwayinthe4th

    lately I struggle with doing little things like putting away laundry or EATING ACTUAL MEALS or literally anything that doesn't involve laying in bed or sitting on the couch.

    I start therapy on monday.
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  13. waking season

    Trusted Prestigious

    I feel this big time. I hope it goes well!
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  14. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    This site takes such a toll on my mental health
  15. Ben

    BLEDSOE CUZ I SAID SO Prestigious

    Rough times for me lately. My wife and I are separating but still living together for the time being because it just makes the most sense all around. It's tough though. I'm the one who really wants to end things, and I think she's really holding onto hope that things will work out in the end. I'm pretty confident that they will not. We've done counseling and honestly I'm just a totally different person than I was when we got married and that's not going to change. We still hang out and eat dinner at home together and everything, but I'm wondering if that's healthy or not. It's fine for me, but again I feel like she's holding onto hope and is hanging out together contributing to that? She tells me that she wants to be friends but I don't know if that's just her trying to not give me up completely.

    I finally start nursing school in the fall after three years of slowly working through the prereqs. It's very exciting but at the same time I'm struggling to find motivation for anything. I'm letting bills pile up even though I have the money in my account to pay them. I feel like when I'm at work I'm such a fun person, a strong leader, work harder than almost anyone, but then I come home, start drinking/smoking, and feel like a pile of shit. I'm mostly just ready to get all of this behind me and start fresh. But it's tough right now.
  16. Shakriel

    Don’t fuck with me, I will cry. Prestigious

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  17. alina

    formerly spaghettti Prestigious

  18. angrycandy

    animals can't keep still Prestigious

    I wish you well and hope things work out for the best. just keep moving forward
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