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  #4891  
Old 12th January 2019, 06:56
gregarious_introvert gregarious_introvert is offline
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^^^^ Whimsical, please don't feel angry at yourself for "falling into" depression: I know only too well how it comes into your life uninvited - I wake every day wondering if this will be the day when it comes back. What you should be doing is congratulating yourself for reaching out, because depression takes your motivation and that can be the hardest thing to do. Now that you have done, I hope the cloud starts lifting soon and you can enjoy life again.

@Schmosby, I know only too well how staying indoors can turn into a habit; when I was overcoming my agoraphobia, I had to force myself to go out for a walk daily until the fear subsided and if I stay indoors for a day or two, it can still be an effort to get out. Getting into that routine sounds like an excellent idea, as does letting in some daylight - I hope it's going well for you so far and that you're managing to keep it up.

It's good to see that some of us have made such a positive start to the year and I hope you can all build on it; I need to start looking at this thread more often (these days, I visit only when I notice someone has posted, so I've missed a fair bit) and celebrating our collective achievements. I'm feeling really positive and optimistic not just personally but on everyone's behalf and hope that we can all make progress throughout the year.
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Old 12th January 2019, 18:06
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Finally phoned Virgin Media to cut off the contract. Hate making phone calls, although I'm perfectly fine once on them.
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Old 12th January 2019, 21:33
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Whimsical, it's quite adult to realise you need help and to be able to ask for it. It's something I find really hard, knowing when and how to ask for help and to actually do it. And to distinguish between when I really need it and when I don't and I just need to give myself a kick up the backside.
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Old 18th January 2019, 13:20
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i went to the dentist ive been putting it off for over a year. it was awful but its done. my dentist said i shouldnt leave it so long & i explained im terrible at making & keeping appointments & he said well your here now. that bit of understanding helps so much.
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Old 19th January 2019, 05:58
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^ well done!
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Old 19th January 2019, 09:09
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^^ Well done, I do think a lot of people put it off.
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Old 19th January 2019, 09:23
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^ I know I do. I haven't been for over 5 years and before that I'd left it for 11

Well done on going, Airelee
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Old 19th January 2019, 10:55
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Thankyou
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Old 28th January 2019, 12:51
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Finally put up the window coverings and they came out very nicely, especially given they cost me 50p. Now I can get some daylight in my life, while not being observed.

Also proud I finally found the courage to do it, since I had to stand in front of the uncovered window to put the coverings up, meaning people could see me, with their eyes

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Old 28th January 2019, 19:06
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^^ That looks well impressive Schmosby

Only folk with SA know how unpleasant it can be to have to stand up at an uncovered window
That is why the insides of my windows are dirty - well, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!!

Btw, what did you use to cover the window panes?
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Old 28th January 2019, 19:18
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^/^^ Managed to get a pack of 2 plastic tablecloths in Poundland. They are actually ideal, let lots of light through. Used one for the windows and gave the other one to mum for the table, so two happy bunnies.
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Old 28th January 2019, 20:50
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Finally put up the window coverings and they came out very nicely, especially given they cost me 50p. Now I can get some daylight in my life, while not being observed
I've been toying with the idea of putting up that there mirror privacy film
I can see out clearly, and outside people looking in can only see a reflection
No nets, no blinds, no curtains, just freedom to walk around naked



Plus if I need to interview a murder suspect it would come in handy

Actually that would be the wrong way round
Gosh darn my clean up rate is gonna be woeful
The lieutenant will have my badge
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Old 1st February 2019, 14:53
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Went out to the local shop with my Mum to get some food supplies and didn't come over all anxious or weird feeling (I needed to try getting out to see if I'll be able to get myself back to work on Monday, still not sure on that though).
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Old 3rd February 2019, 00:37
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Attended a Meetup event for the first time in months, which went quite well. Talked to quite a few people, and there were only a few moments where I just sat in silence awkwardly., which is good for me! Actually managed to have a proper conversation with people too, which is a very bizarre experience for me.

Really nice to talk to some new people, which doesn't happen often. Its a shame my local Meetup group is a shadow of what it was - used to be really popular when I joined a few years ago, but now theres not much going on. Hopefully some more events will happen soon.
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Old 3rd February 2019, 10:13
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^ nice one, Al. Sounds like it went amazingly well!

Good stuff, Silent Ninja - the prospect of food can make somethings worthwhile hehe
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Old 4th February 2019, 21:20
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Thanks biscuits
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Old 6th February 2019, 19:31
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Went back to the scary aerobics class and it was a lot better than the first time. I think partly due to eating something an hour of so before which meant I didn't have a blood sugar crash, and partly because the trainer was more vocal about what you could do if you couldn't manage the proper moves just yet (eg side stepping instead of grapevining).
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Old 7th February 2019, 17:45
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^ Glad to hear they've backed off!

I finally sent off an application for a voluntary placement.
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Old 8th February 2019, 08:26
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^ yes it was such a relief!!

And well done! What is the placement?
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Old 9th February 2019, 23:35
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Fixed my rowing machine. It had been showing erratic numbers, my distance was counting up too slowly and stroke rate was staying at 00.

While I was trying to find a solution, I found out that the monitor has useful things built in, like interval training, which is something I've been doing manually.

Looking forward to see what progress I've made while my monitor was pooped.
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Old 10th February 2019, 15:25
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I changed my fb pic to one of just myself usually i have to have my kids or partner in it too, i am shaking i want to change it back but i need to accept myself
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Old 10th February 2019, 22:54
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Well done to both of you
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Old 16th February 2019, 16:39
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Not today, but Thursday. A chef accidentally poured a big container tomato sauce on the floor and I cleaned it for them. I know that's a typical response but a day later my colleague, the other kitchen porter was noting how she wouldn't clean the sauce if it happened and how other chefs would clean up after themselves. How this chef was racist, which I honestly don't believe. I just think she is a target for the colleague to pick on. At first I believed my co-worker but now knowing her, I don't. Infact I see my colleague as manipulative.
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Old 16th February 2019, 17:06
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Just repaired a leaking close-couple cistern,
Took it all apart, fitted new washers brackets and put in a new syphon valve,
Bolted it all together and voila, no leaks (apart from the ones I'll take in it )
Pretty chuffed,....whilst remaining cautious,
But filled and flushed it about 4 times now and seems fine, .

Now to get on with all the other housework that needs done
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Old 17th February 2019, 15:59
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Managed my first straight 3k row yesterday and repeated it today. That's only 10mins rowing, but given my limit was 500m not that long ago I'm pleased. I've also realised that the second 1k is where my body screams "Stop!! you're going to die!!!". Once I get into the 3rd 1k I settle back down, so I think I'm going to try to progress by 1k per week until I'm doing 10k, see how that works out.
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Old 1st March 2019, 19:22
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Signed myself up for a sewing workshop next weekend. It's a whole day thing. Looking forward to it, but will no doubt freak out nearer the time.
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Old 1st March 2019, 20:49
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^
Ooo well done. You'll be fine.
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Old 12th March 2019, 19:42
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^ I'd love to be able to do calligraphy. I bought some practice papers and brush pens a while ago but haven't really done much with them.

I really wasn't in the mood for the sewing workshop the morning of as I'd had a really terrible sleep and I get a bit stupid and clumsy when I'm tired so I was extra anxious but it was great. It was really relaxed, friendly and nicely paced. We made a tote bag and a makeup bag with a zip and lining - days later I'm still amazed I was able to pull that off I was really pleasantly surprised by it all and have now already signed up for a couple of others. If you want to do the calligraphy course, you should definitely go for it. I think it would really boost your confidence and even if it's not super duper fun (though I'm sure it wil be), you'll still come away with a new skill, and the knowing that you pushed yourself to go can only have a positive effect
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Old 19th March 2019, 02:24
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That's good skitz.

I missed my last 3 rows on my machine due to feeling sick. Looking forward to getting back to it tomorrow.
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Old 19th March 2019, 02:36
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^ It's so good to see that you're out and about doing stuff, Skitz; I hope that will have a positive effect in the long run.

Kooky, well done on the sewing course. I have a couple of things which need mending, so I'll bring them next time I see you! Woozle, like Kooky says, you should do that calligraphy workshop. Schmosby, a few days' rest won't hurt, I hope you're feeling better soon and back on the machine.

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