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Good morning. Here I am again. Up since 3.30 😴
I had bloods done Thursday to see if there is an underlying #health reason I am #tired all the time, as even when I do #sleep I'm #exhausted .I didn't hear back on Friday (they said I likely would if there was anything abnormal). Part of me really wanted there to be something... Something that could be fixed with a pill. Something that would make life instantly easier and less of a chore. However, realistically, I doubt it. I woke up today... I was tired. I lay there and eventually, with my mind racing, I got up. My #mind has not stopped for a second, Playing out everything I need to remember to do, every possible outcome of every decision, everything that MIGHT happen today. I lay there worrying that my son may be dead as he hit his head quite hard before bed.
I received really helpful advice on my caption last night.... I realise even when I'm happy I'm worried about feeling sad! No wonder I'm bloody exhausted. There must be a way to switch this brain off! Argh!
I'm going to be consciously practicing #mindfulness today. To see if this helps #energy levels.
**ADVICE** on another note... I received a message from a friend asking for methods of managing young children when you feel depressed, exhausted and need a break but can't have one. The only advice I can offer is to 1) try not to beat yourself up and 2) I found not reacting at all helped. Quite often i would 'snap' at them for being 'naughty' then feel guilty, this made me feel lower and I would snap more. I can't always manage 'good' parenting where I calmly teach them by talking and reasoning, but I can ignore behaviour I don't like and deal with it later 😂 even if it's through gritted teeth. 3) remember that what you think is bad parenting, your children don't necessarily. On my 'bad days' If they moan they're hungry etc I will just let them eat crisps and some biscuits. They're happy, I'm not stressed, as long as it's not everyday it's fine. Give yourself a break that way! #ovenfood lol
Does anybody else have advice for this lady? Thank you
#MentalHealth #insomnia #depression #anxiety
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