04-11-2019 10:59 PM
Family demands and pressures can really deplete us at times ...
The garden has long been my happy place, weeding, watering, planting, having a coffee in the garden ...
I also find that I am refreshed when I am in the right place at the right time with the appropriate resources to help someone out. This can be finding a funny that is right for the occasion, an op shop find/something on sale / a gift that I know someone particularly needs and would appreciate, going out for coffee, helping someone do a mini declutter, cooking a meal/other recipe that can be shared that is a culinary triumph .... so many more things.
04-11-2019 11:27 PM
Thx @Darcy for sharing your ideas - interesting to see what energises and calms at the same time - gardening sounds rewarding 🌷 and coffees/tea I always love ☕️ ... interesting re your thoughts on how helping others makes you feel and the different ways you have found to help others - I will try to notice this too and think of more creative targeted ways to help .. you have really made me think - Thankyou Darcy 🙏 sleep well 😴
05-11-2019 12:25 AM - edited 05-11-2019 01:11 AM
Then there is music, time with our pets, reading, knitting + more 😀.
09-11-2019 08:52 PM
Good evening all, how are we all?
The last 24 hours have been a living hell for me. The husband was taken into hospital by ambulance last night from an attempt... Id thought that the loneliness was getting easier but I was wrong.
He now wont be back home for some time between hospital and rehab stays. I know Im going to struggle with the kids alone.
Just wish the magic mental health fairy would come and blow her magic mental health dust on us.
Mrs Jones x
09-11-2019 09:00 PM
09-11-2019 09:14 PM
@Mrsjones no easy answer to that ☹
1 day at a time. And get support (practicle and emotional) wherever you can.
How old are your children?
When my darling was last away we had 3 children between 1 and 11
I don't know how I would have managed without outside support.
Really feeling for you at the moment.
09-11-2019 09:23 PM
09-11-2019 09:31 PM
At first I was quite numb and went through the motions @Mrsjones , hubby was initially in ICU, needed surgery. My heart ached. I sometimes allowed myself to feel the pain and cry at night.
I rang the suicide support line when I needed to speak to someone 1300 659 467
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I got counseling through Carers Australia - there is a phone service through the carer gateway
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