Lovely to hear from our Agro who are doing it just as tough as we Farmers. My heart goes out to you as we to are in our 7th year of drought, broadacre & cattle producers with the closest town being 100km & major city 900km from home.
It will rain one day soon & you’ve come such a long way & have done an amazing job. Seems as though our will is being slowly eroded, so here’s my little piece of advice from a female Farmer, mother of 4 girls all studying Ag degrees & who has seen more dry sunsets then dinners( also I tackle severe anxiety & bipolar each day): really look at the sunrises or sunsets each day- give yourself that privilege, take time just to be you & breath. Great app “Headspace” is fantastic - I use it each night. When my head is racing I know to STOP, BREATHE, close my eyes & smell & listen to where I am at that moment. Start a Gratitude Diary & write in it 3 things you’re grateful that day. Be kind to yourself EVERY SINGLE DAY, look in the mirror & really tell yourself how amazingly gorgeous you are. This is a toughi but keep at it, it really is helpful. Some great Mindful things on Utube.
Spend time with a good quality GP who specialises in Mental Health, worth the extra miles. If they are really switched onto Mental Health care, they’ll surely advise you of some great Private Clinincs in Sydney, Sunshine Coast the best ones are run by Ramsey Health as 3week courses & are amazing! We spend a squillion on our homes, kids, Farms but little on our Mental Health - really worthwhile avenues to persue.
Finally, just be kind to yourself, read a book, garden, do something you enjoy & remember to eat well, 3 meals s day with good nutrition.
Anyway, this is how I particularly managing this drought & my Mental Health & it is really working well. It’s a battle I manage everyday, & this drought is something I can’t change, we’ve done everything to drought proof our livestock & I can’t do anymore except the trough, lick blocks & cattle checks everyday. But each run , I look around & see what’s changed from yesterday’s run & am amazed at the resilience of our cattle, daughters & my ever so dedicated Farmer husband.
Dont dispair, look after your MentalHealth & know how important you are to your clients & our remote rural communities. 😊