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Topic: Best word to describe today

  1. Jane363
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    7 August 2021

    Warmth

    the sunlight is warm on my back;

    people here are very warm, accepting and welcoming - far more so than many of my own friends and family - thank you so much, it has helped more than you will realise and has helped lead me to...

    and finally, my self-attitude is warm and forgiving which is a huge change from the self hatred I have been pushing onto myself so much recently.

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  2. TheBigBlue
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    7 August 2021

    Lazy!

    I struggle very much to enjoy a day doing nothing without critisizing myself & laying blame on myself for not getting stuff done.

    Today is going pretty well. Slept, watched some tv, naps & now toast for lunch. Best off all I’m still in my pyjamas & I feel all snuggly & warm.

    To enjoy a day like this guilt free is so very, very nice

  3. Jane363
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    7 August 2021 in reply to TheBigBlue

    Fully agree with you BigBlue that we all need those guilt-free lazy days. Love the positive spin on staying in PJs. Very important to stay snuggle and warm.

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    7 August 2021

    Uggghhh

    Sometimes you can be all good and then something just comes along and it all feels uggghhh. It will pass…. But currently, uggghhh

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  5. topsy_
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    7 August 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Sorry to hear that Katy. I hate days like that!

    My word for the day would be -

    Ambivalence

    I was asked to do something which could have been necessary, but knowing that person was really a desire to draw me into drama of their own creation. I obliged though on the off chance the need was real. Just not happily!

  6. quirkywords
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    7 August 2021 in reply to Jane363

    Hello everyone

    Jane

    i like this thread and listening to other posts.

    Katy I have too many of those days lately.

    Today,

    is another day

    a start to

    the rest of my life .

    To me it is tiring

    another 24 hrs to

    cope with.

    Today

    I did 2 things in my to list.

  7. topsy_
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    8 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Improving.

    I had a list of three easy things to do. And I did them! That’s twice this week. Once upon a time I would have said 2/7 was a fail. But it is most definitely a pass now lol.

  8. topsy_
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    17 August 2021 in reply to topsy_
    😫🤯👎
  9. Jane363
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    24 August 2021 in reply to topsy_

    Sorry for delay in replying to everyone. I lost my balance again and went for another tumble so I've been a bit too uncomfortable. I agree any day you manage to get the basic list achieved is a major pass! Congrats. This is not going to be my usual wordy replies because pain levels are pretty high today... Sorry Will get back soon.

  10. Jane363
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    25 August 2021

    My word today definitely has to be PAIN.

    pain physically from the jarring to spine when I lost balance again (so frustrating)

    pain emotionally and psychologically from all the self-defeating nasty things I keep thinking.

    Yesterday I had someone tell me I was malingering and wallowing in my misery. I don't understand why people can be so supportive of someone with an obvious injury yet can be so dismissive when the injury doesn't show like the damage to my spinal nerves. I live with pain 24/7; constantly battling to improve my abilities again. Jeez I had to learn to walk again. It's taken years of constant work to get to where I am today. Yet I'm malingering and wallowing!

    I'm hurt, angry and very negative today... But I'm still slogging up that mountain (cliff?) of rehab to get back to a more active and fulfilling life.

  11. Sophie_M
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    25 August 2021 in reply to Jane363
    Hi Jane363, 

    We are really sorry to hear that you are in so much pain right now. The combination of chronic physical and mental pain must be incredibly difficult to manage. It sounds like this is not being helped by some people in your life invalidating that pain as well. We hear you and we accept what you are going through. 

    We wanted to drop in and say that if you ever want to talk to us here at Beyond Blue you can call on 1300 22 4636 anytime. Our team are ready to talk, and more importantly, to listen to you. They are wonderful at helping you to process thoughts and feelings as well as suggesting practical and helpful ideas. 

    Thank you for starting this thread and for the conversation that it has started. You never know who will read your words and feel less alone in their own struggles. 

    Kind regards, 

    Sophie M
  12. Shelll
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    25 August 2021
    Hopeful
  13. quirkywords
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    25 August 2021 in reply to Jane363

    Jane

    I am sorry you are in pain. It must be so difficult when people don’t 7 derstand how much pain you endure.

    my word for today is experimenting. I organised my first zoom teaching lesson with relative.

  14. topsy_
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    26 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Improved (on yesterday) - at least while the sun was out!
  15. Succulent Queen
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    23 September 2021 in reply to topsy_

    Jasmine

    Nothing better than the smell of jasmine at night in Spring

  16. topsy_
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    24 September 2021 in reply to Succulent Queen

    Peaceful

    (Guess whose lockdown was lifted last night? And we didn’t even go out the front door today!)

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  17. quirkywords
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    24 September 2021 in reply to topsy_
    Sensitive
  18. topsy_
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    25 September 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Restful
  19. quirkywords
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    25 September 2021 in reply to topsy_
    Disappointing
  20. topsy_
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    26 September 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    I agree quirky -

    Disappointing

  21. quirkywords
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    26 September 2021 in reply to topsy_
    Tiring
  22. manpreetrockerji
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    27 September 2021
    beautiful
  23. quirkywords
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    27 September 2021 in reply to manpreetrockerji
    Draining
  24. Ggrand
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    27 September 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Emotional.
  25. Mk2692
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    Beautiful
  26. topsy_
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    29 September 2021 in reply to Mk2692
    Good
  27. quirkywords
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    30 September 2021 in reply to topsy_
    Exhausting
  28. topsy_
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    30 September 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Easy (sorry quirky)
  29. Summer Rose
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    30 September 2021 in reply to topsy_

    Tumultuous

    … riding the Covid wave in Vic

  30. topsy_
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    7 October 2021 in reply to Summer Rose
    Wobbly

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