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Topic: Need guidance for get my mojo back

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  1. one_teaspoon
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    7 August 2020

    I'm really struggling to find motivation to be productive... my to do list is sooo long I get extremely overwhelmed, get low and just ignore the list. I would love to see someone like a life coach or something but I can't afford it. In 2004 I sustained a work place injury and my monthly medication bill is $315.80 and WorkCover only pay a lousy $19.20. I'm my mums full time carer and I’m on a carers pension so money is tight. I see a psychiatrist but I can't go as much as I'd like because he charges $350 for 30mins.

    I’m trying to prepare for life after caring which sadly is fast approaching but I just can’t get my mojo. Are there any services like this that can help me?

    I have major depressive disorder, PTSD, binge eating disorder, insomnia, chronic pain (peripheral neuropathy & CRPS).


  2. tranzcrybe
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    8 August 2020 in reply to one_teaspoon

    Hi Spoon!

    You live under much adversity and yet still manage to care for your mum. I think you possess great strength and resilience even though you don't see it yourself.

    When my 'to do' list gets out of control, I just start a new one, and I always make sure that at certain intervals, there is a 'to do' which is purely something for me - drawing, listening to my favourite music (without interruptions), or just sitting in a quiet place for a while. Yes, doing absolutely nothing can be very beneficial (and takes a lot of practice!).

    You can't really prepare for life after caring, there are so many variables that you need not worry yourself with - you will know what to do only when it arises ... or maybe you won't; accept either outcome and deal with it on that basis - you don't have to know or control everything.

    Sorry I can't help with any disorders or financial matters, but do seek professional advice.

    I hope this is of some use for you.

  3. ALongWideRoad
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    9 August 2020 in reply to one_teaspoon

    You are trying to take on too much in a short space of time.

    It is a year on into the future. You have got your act together. What has changed? How did it happen? Write it down and prioritize the changes. Then attack the changes in manageable chunks.

    Things happen when you focus on them.

  4. SarahZ
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    9 August 2020 in reply to one_teaspoon

    Hello one_teaspoon,

    Welcome to the forums and thank you for reaching out. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been feel overwhelmed and struggling to prepare yourself for a life after caring. I can't imagine how difficult it is managing both your own health and caring for your mother. The added financial burdens must also be really hard to deal with. You are exceptionally strong and resilient caring for your mother whilst battling your own mental health issues. Aside from your mother, do you have a strong support system you can rely on (i.e., friends, partner, colleagues) during this time?

    If you would like some help finding mental health support, I recommend that you get in contact with the Beyond Blue Support Service. They are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on the website www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. They are super friendly and can provide you with great support, advice and referrals.

    Please keep us updated if you feel up to it.

    Wishing you all the best and sending you positive thoughts!

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