You are such a good Daughter, but you must take time out for yourself. You are not only a daughter, you are also a person in your own right. Connect with a friend and have lunch, start slowly. I shall worry about you--I am stuck-but I would like you to soar.
Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.
Nancy Rubio Oro Valley, AZ
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Y'all are so sweet! I just got out yesterday to get my haircut and I noticed the more I hung around the mall afterwards, the worse it got. Then I got annoyed with myself which of course made it worse. LOL
Not that things like that ever come at a good time, but when mom started getting sick and then had her surgery, it was right in the middle of me losing track of my internet friends I had at the time because I had gone back to school and work and didn't have time to be online. Now I have plenty of time and few people to talk to. Heh. My RL friends all have crazy schedules or live in another state which makes it difficult to get out and do things with other people. Add to that the fact that I can't always guarantee I can go out because of mom's health and I have practically no social life. It's okay in a way, though, because I kind of look on it as I have all this time to spend with my mom AND all this time to work on myself. Just like everyone else, though, I have good days and REALLY bad days and the really hard part is that I usually have to wait a couple hours before I find someone to talk to and it didn't always used to be that way.
Hello! to the team! It's great to meet you! I'm sorry that your anxiety is creeping back up on you. I agree with what's been said....stress tends to trigger the ole anxiety. Taking care of your mom might be stressful enough, but more so I think that just being isolated with no other outside help or time away can trigger anxiety too. I would encourage you to continue to try and get out as much as you can. Take baby steps, lots of deep breaths, and do something nice for yourself. Keep us posted on how you are doing and how we can help.
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
Proverbs 3;5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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to our Spark Family. Caring for your other and the stress involved may be triggering some of the old issues. Take it one step at a time. Be sure that you are making time for yourself to unwind and care for YOU! You are going to find so many wonderful friend here. Be sure to join in the games and discussions as you have time. Check out a few blogs and meet the Sparks. There will be lots of support and encouragement.
Kansas~ CST Each step taken is a calorie left behind!
Hi and welcome! We're here for you, my friend, and we understand some of the feelings you're having. And, I agree -- it's not fun -- been there, done that, and there are times when that same sort of feeling is happening to me again. So, take it a day at a time and never give up! We can do it -- and we're here to help you all the way!
Ergh. Long story short - I had really bad anxiety issues until my very early 20s and now that I've been mostly keeping to myself and caring for my mom the past year and some change, I've found its becoming increasingly frequent that when I venture out in public on my own the old anxieties I used to have are trying to pry their way back into my brain and life. So not fun!
I'm also looking for sparkbuddies, so feel free to add me! =D
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