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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
11/2/12 8:20 A

Wow, you have a lot on your plate.

Just one of those things take a lot of energy.

I'm sure, in this current financial climate, that being an employment counselor is exceedingly stressful.

Make sure you feed yourself well with a good selection of fruits, veggies, protein.

STEPJOY Posts: 4,734
11/1/12 4:47 P

The past few years have been turbulent for me. I felt burned out around three years ago and quit a dead-end job. Then, one of my cats became ill with a chronic nasal infection. Later on, she was diagnosed with lymphoma and needed long-term care.

In the long run, I realized that I felt overwhelmed. Yoga helped me cope with my various challenges. In between my weekly class, I would either practice a particular pose or focus on my breathing. Both helped ease my tension and anxiety in order to think clearly.

One of my favorite meditations involved a mug with a warm beverage. I would pay attention to the soothing warmth in my hands and appreciate the aroma before drinking. When I felt frustrated or angry, I released tension in my jaw by chewing either gum or jerky.

I'm not certain if this helps you in any way. If nothing else, please know that your feelings are valid, no matter how inconvenient they may be sometimes.


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11/1/12 3:16 P

Hey friends,
Feeling a little blue today. How are you? I don't usually do this but I have to say that this is my first time since joining SP back in 2010 that I feel like I just need someone to listen and give me some encouragement.

I've been on a journey to better health in everyway. I have sufffered from depression in other times in my life, but was feeling like many of my healthy lifestyle choices were really helping to keep it at bay.

I was sent home from work today because I was crying and I couldn't stop.

I'm not particularly sad and I feel that I am still generally optimistic about life in general, but I am tired and feeling maybe a bit burnt out. I know there are people on this site dealing with alot more stressors than me. i think if single parents for example. How do they do it? I've been working a full time, demanding day job as an Employment Counsellor, managing a household with an adolescent puppy, two teens and a supportive husband all while working part time at Curves and learning to become a Zumba Instructor. I need to be the epitome of health and energy everyday. I think the financial stressors at home along with the strain of working alot of hours is taking their toll on me,maybe.

Anyone have any kind words of encouragement to help me move past this or can think of any other ways besides eating well, getting plenty of regular excercise and even trying a light therapy lamp to help me to keep my emotional health stable and strong?

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