Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Emotionally and Physically Spent

I have been wiped out since Friday evening, both physically and emotionally. The fabulous feelings and emotional high of Friday could not last and dwindled away over the weekend. I did a lot of sleeping, sleeping in until 10 o'clock on Sunday morning. This is unheard of, I am always awake by 6:30...

Ralph and I had a quiet weekend, it was his turn around weekend and I always make sure he just relaxes on these weekends. But especially this weekend, with the health problems he has at the moment.

I returned to work yesterday and it was ok. I had a long conversation with the doctor who sent me home after my "meltdown".  She was so supportive and encouraging and explained a few queries I had about how I am feeling at the moment. The fact I am not crying when upset? Though I cried with pride on Friday? It seems my level of Seratonin is being levelled out  by my medication, therefore I don't have the emotional up's and down's of a few weeks ago.  Also listening to the positive mental training programme she gave me is helping too, I just need to listen to it on a more regular basis.

I found a card I have had for years at the weekend, mixed in with a pile of stuff I was decluttering.  It was a little like an angel tapping me on the shoulder. This what it says:

Be Kind To Yourself

Be gentle with your thoughts and feelings
For the more we can love ourselves
And the more honest we can be with our own emotions
The Freer we are to Love and give JOY to Others.


cmoursler said...

I am glad the seratonin is kicking in. Hang in there and get all the sleep you need. Maybe you are just tired. hugs.

Marie said...

I always feel a lot better emotionally and physically when I have had enough sleep. I am a bit of an insomniac so I often find myself falling a bit short of the having had "enough" mark! Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts! xxoo

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carla said...

lordy on the sleep thing.

its a crazymaker for me and yet, with my daughters poorsleeping, I feel I havent had a good night in years :)

xo xo


spunkysuzi said...

I definitely need more sleep when i'm dealing with my depression. In fact i've been sleeping more this weekend and not worrying about the things i "need" to do.
Sometimes we just need to be kinder and more patient with ourselves.
You are going to be o.k!!

Cheryl said...

I simply loved the little sentiment you posted. I "forget" ALOT to take care of myself and am trying very hard to do so. I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, I hope you have a wonderful visit to New England!

266 said...

What a beautiful saying! Hugs to you, darling Sheilagh!

(And do you know you have 60 followers!) ;)