Your years of life experience speak volumes here and thankyou for your kind post too
TonyWK mentioned " I've trained myself not to "save the world". Doing my best to help others begins with myself as my priority...or I cant help them" Your are spot on here TonyWK yet many people (with good intentions) do pick up the phone when a good rest is needed. I used to always answer the phone without acknowledging my own anxiety/depression first. My therapists have always mentioned what you have above....Nice1
Hey Soberlicious96......Great to have your valued support on this topic and thankyou :-) Good on you for having your phone on 'vibrate' prior to sleep...Good move! Similar to myself .....I guess my leftover anxiety wont allow me to choose vibrate....so just for me I mute my phone....Just to provide a better quality sleep :-) Good1
Hey Quercus......really great to 'see' you and thanks for the complimentary post too :-)
Quercus mentioned " Let people know what to expect. So many people live on call (phone on them constantly) and often expect you to reply instantly. I let new friends know I don't keep my phone on me and sending extra texts or calls is just going to overwhelm me not make me reply quicker"
Quercus also mentioned "leave my phone in the kitchen at night on silent"...This is a classic example of how we can be 'kind to ourselves' ...Great post Quercus...Nice1
Hey Quirky.....Thanks for your kind and helpful post! You mentioned "Family get annoyed I don’t answer the phone"....absolutely! Ditto here....I am criticized frequently for not 'jumping' to answer peoples calls as well. I do respond at my convenience....And if anyone really wants to talk to me they can knock on my door...lol. Good1 Q
my kind thoughts and appreciation