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Forums / Staying well / 2 questions

Topic: 2 questions

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  1. JessF
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    20 May 2015

    Where do you want to be?

    And what do you need to get there?

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    21 May 2015 in reply to JessF

    dear Jess, that's a very good question and would be interesting to what responses you get.

    For me when my psychologist kept asking me this, and this was the psych who I had seen for almost 20 years, but left, anyway when I was asked this I had no answer, I sat and thought about it every time she asked me, but I couldn't give her anything.

    This happened when I was deep in depression and will reply again later on. L Geoff, x

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  3. JessF
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    21 May 2015 in reply to geoff
    They're daunting questions aren't they, because they are so open ended. Sometimes for me the answer to the first question is, out of bed before lunchtime. Which I guess makes the second question easier to answer. Perhaps the key is to think small rather than big? Not every answer has to be life altering.
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    21 May 2015 in reply to JessF

    Hi JessF,

    I agree these are very open and daunting questions. They seem to assume that there is another place other than where we are that is better to be and that we need some additional stuff to get there. There is a lot a social pressure to do things. When I read your last post I thought what I would really like is to be able to stay in bed until lunch and not feel guilty about it. Maybe if I could do that I would be less anxious.

    Thanks for the thought.

    Pixie.

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    22 May 2015 in reply to JessF
    dear Jess, I think to answer this was made difficult because when we go through depression we have no faith in actually believing that the future will hold anything positive for us, purely because what we have done in the past has led us into depression, so we are scared to even predict anything. L Geoff. x
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