Psycho-Babble Self-Esteem Thread 851967

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TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by fayeroe on September 14, 2008, at 14:03:16

10. Roof over head.
9. Everyone is healthy
8. Work is going strong.
7. Paychecks are healthy.
6. Going to color my hair reddish brown.
5. Bought some new clothes yesterday. The quinessential ? white shirt and a fiberfill vest for winter.
4. This list could not be any duller.
3. Friends here!
2. Rain last night.
1. Green chile enchiladas

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by Partlycloudy on September 14, 2008, at 15:32:22

In reply to TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by fayeroe on September 14, 2008, at 14:03:16

No numbers on this list today

Step daughter's stuff is out of the house today! She actually came to pick it (mostly) all up. Would not come up the stairs so as she did not have to see me and pretend to be nice. I sat in the living room and held my breath for approx. 20 minutes.

Making me and My Dear Husband a chicken, coconut and mango pilau from scratch as celebratory dinner tonight.

Already have an appointment scheduled with the acupuncture-chiropractor dude tomorrow morning to untorque my back from this current state of twistedness. Yikes, what a week.

I like my hair.

My cat continues to love me and thank me in her cat ways.

I'm trying the writing thing - not happily, but as prescribed.

I'm going to a Girls' Night Out (or In, rather) to watch the original film version of "The Women" tomorrow evening. Thank goodness for friends who insist on drawing me out of my own house and knowing exactly when it's what I need.

xoxo to my many babble friends. I love youse guys.

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN fayeroe

Posted by Sigismund on September 14, 2008, at 17:10:34

In reply to TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by fayeroe on September 14, 2008, at 14:03:16

We had a politician very like your potential future President Palin.
She was asked on TV whether she was xenphobic and memorably answered 'Please explain.'
So that's how I feel about your list.
I want some of what you've been taking.

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by llurpsienoodle on September 15, 2008, at 6:08:29

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN fayeroe, posted by Sigismund on September 14, 2008, at 17:10:34

I turned in my wednesday paper 4 days early

I scheduled an extra session with T

I've been listening to Dharma lectures (Gil Fronsdale-- available on iTunes zencast) -- I need to participate more fully to get more out of life.

I have decided to participate more fully in therapy

I popped a big zit

I woke up 30 minutes early

I decided that there are more important things that need to be done than reading 50 page manual on CBT for agoraphobia.

Like petting my cats

Or organizing my bookshelves

biscotti for breakfast -for about the 100th day in a row...

Going to try to make differences today

Going to listen to more dharma in the car on the way to making a difference

stopping at quirky coffee shop for iced chai latte

wearing a pink polo shirt (with the little polo guy embroidered on my left booby-- giddy-up)

going to talk to T about self-mutilation. YAY!!!

more cat petting

I think I'm done

Sigi-- lemme know if you need more explanation. I've purposely left Sarah Palin off my list.

-Ll

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by Phillipa on September 15, 2008, at 12:58:20

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by llurpsienoodle on September 15, 2008, at 6:08:29

Yesterday finally got winter stuff. For me since not working Polo outlet was great. Jeans, two sweatshirts, two long sleeved Polo shirts in coodinating colors. A navy zipper Hoodie and matching sweatpants. And the best was the jeans are size 6 and sweatpants small. Tops one small rest medium. So the tummytuck jeans go back to store today. Then endos for thyroid bloodwork as feel so rotten. But as usual will not get results for weeks, then maybe see what came in new for ebay at a store near there. But the downer is then rain and want to ride my bike. Love Phillipa

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN llurpsienoodle

Posted by fayeroe on September 16, 2008, at 14:52:43

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by llurpsienoodle on September 15, 2008, at 6:08:29

I'm with Sigismund. I need some of what you both are taking.

At least the allergens are low today. And snot isn't all around. :-)

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by fayeroe on September 16, 2008, at 14:54:30

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN llurpsienoodle, posted by fayeroe on September 16, 2008, at 14:52:43

1. For the first time since I've been using a library computer, I asked the kids next to me to whisper.
2. The young man gave me the most evil look and I didn't hit him.
3. I am getting my computer fixed soon!!!!

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by Sigismund on September 17, 2008, at 16:33:27

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by fayeroe on September 16, 2008, at 14:54:30

On a distantly related note, I watched "There Will Be Blood" last night, about an oilman (from an Upton Sinclair novel).
I had this odd feeling when watching it how much my father would have enjoyed it.
It was pretty reasonable. Interesting church services.

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN » Sigismund

Posted by fayeroe on September 19, 2008, at 17:19:19

In reply to Re: TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by Sigismund on September 17, 2008, at 16:33:27

My SIL worked on the lighting for that film. My daughter gave it to me on DVD. It is a very interesting movie. I believe it was shot in Marfa, Texas...

 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by zenhussy on September 20, 2008, at 10:10:51

In reply to TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by fayeroe on September 14, 2008, at 14:03:16

++fresh garden salsa made from a friend's abundant garden

++fresh citrus and stone fruit -- same friend's yard

++state quarters and the ppl who seek out the missing ones for our collection

++satellite tv and the baseball games available on it.........nice diversion while it lasts

++extraordinarily kind and understanding pdoc who listens, takes good notes, and gently reminds us of huge progress when we sit tearily in their office spilling out all that isn't working in life, meds, and therapy

++nice pharmacy staff who doesn't make us feel like some number or poor person on the dole.

++access to many dogs and much open space. good walks, lotsa running, and pack play. tired dogs are happy dogs are good dogs. = ) friends even keep kiddie pool in their yard for our dog to use. now pups have learned goofy pool play.....they look like 80 lb otters!

++community pool facility and swimming buddy who is equally wussy in rebuilding one's swim chops. actually desiring the structure of masters swim....goal for this fall to get back into that.

++being able to tell ppl when anxiety is awful and not feel (too) apologetic or guilty about it. learning that isolation isn't the answer that it *feels* like it is. being out and about is dreadfully difficult yet way better than hidey hole of past.

++therapist sharing professional texts to help better explain some things and WOW that sure helped. amazing what the right words at the right time can do to help shift very stuck beliefs and ways of being. it ain't instant but it is happening ever so slowly.

++generous friends who donate their gently used clothing to help build a wardrobe for this schleppy coastal bum. fun, fall, flirty skirty and enough dresses to handle just about every function from now until the new year.

and how do all the above tie into self esteem? would not have been able to manage a list like this in the depths and darkness of major depressive episodes. being able to create such a list and seeing what comes up as important or just spills from the fingertips is a good marker in time of where one is at and where one has come from.

reaching out to others, allowing others in to some of the previously privately held pain, and being aware of the changes that have happened and the changes that CAN happen have helped boost our sense of self esteem and what beliefs we now hold.

eating well, resting and relaxing (truly allowing one self to hang out and watch a baseball game instead of the million other things that seem more pressing at that moment), taking the time to do things that nourish the body and spirit, working w/ the team instead of hiding fearfully from the team of professional help, and so on. these are all things learned the hard way over the years but thank goodness those lessons presented themselves............and keep presenting themselves.

to all of us finding more moments of *smile* along our healing journeys.


 

Re: TEN OR ELEVEN

Posted by Cass on October 4, 2008, at 20:24:24

In reply to TEN OR ELEVEN, posted by fayeroe on September 14, 2008, at 14:03:16

10. Recently returned to PB. It's fun.
9. We're relatively stable in this tumultuous economy.
8. I love my dog to pieces.
7. I've started eating healthy and exercising again.
6. I have a kind therapist.
5. My husband loves me and for the most part accepts me as I am.
4. HOPE.
3. I have a great church community.
2. My husband has been sober for a very long time.
1. My spirit and character has survived a great deal of tragedy.


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