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I feel so pathetic

Posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

Firstly sorry for offering so little lately, i've been lurking but felt so useless haven't been able to offer anything, so i don't expect anyone to offer me anything back as why would you.

This week i have really pushed myself and things were good. I actually pulled off an amazing acheivement on Weds but now all i 'hear' is negative destructive stuff, infact the more people talk about how great weds was the more i sink lower.

They are still pondering bipolar but i don't know i am just experiencing such swings at the moment.

i really wish i could see my old T I miss him so.

You can ignore this rant from a worthless sh*t
milly

 

Re: I feel so pathetic

Posted by fallsfall on June 25, 2006, at 12:13:13

In reply to I feel so pathetic, posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

> Firstly sorry for offering so little lately, i've been lurking but felt so useless haven't been able to offer anything, so i don't expect anyone to offer me anything back as why would you.

*** We all have our chatty periods and our quiet periods. Don't feel badly about not offering much here. But don't deny US the opportunity to offer stuff to you!!
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> This week i have really pushed myself and things were good. I actually pulled off an amazing acheivement on Weds but now all i 'hear' is negative destructive stuff, infact the more people talk about how great weds was the more i sink lower.
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> They are still pondering bipolar but i don't know i am just experiencing such swings at the moment.

*** When I do something good, it scares me because I think that people are going to expect me to keep functioning at that level. These days I can have spurts when I can do good stuff, but then I need some down time before the next spurt. When people say "Wow, you did great on Wednesday", I hear "So why didn't you do wonderful things on Thursday, Friday and Saturday???". It helps me to look at longer periods of time - how have I done for the last month, rather than the last day. That way the peaks and valleys smooth out a bit.
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> i really wish i could see my old T I miss him so.
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> You can ignore this rant from a worthless sh*t
> milly

*** Nope, you are welcome to rant anytime (though this didn't seem like a rant to me...). And I disagree about your self-assessment.

 

Re: I feel so pathetic milly

Posted by TherapyGirl on June 25, 2006, at 17:22:46

In reply to I feel so pathetic, posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

You are NOT worthless, Milly. You're one of my favorite Babblers.

Wish I could say more to help -- keep talking to us, okay?

 

Re: I feel so pathetic milly

Posted by Deneb on June 25, 2006, at 20:28:10

In reply to I feel so pathetic, posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

I get stuck in the negative talk all the time. It's hard not to stop once you get into the habit of having them. You should learn to challenge them everytime. My pdoc teaches me to challenge those thoughts.

You can think, "Would you tell another person those things if they did what you did?"

Challenge irrational thoughts with rational ones.

Deneb*

 

Re: I feel so pathetic milly

Posted by muffled on June 25, 2006, at 23:25:55

In reply to I feel so pathetic, posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

You are SO not pathetic Milly. Your a strong woman having some challenges.
I agree with (falls?)
*** When I do something good, it scares me because I think that people are going to expect me to keep functioning at that level. These days I can have spurts when I can do good stuff, but then I need some down time before the next spurt. When people say "Wow, you did great on Wednesday", I hear "So why didn't you do wonderful things on Thursday, Friday and Saturday???". It helps me to look at longer periods of time - how have I done for the last month, rather than the last day. That way the peaks and valleys smooth out a bit.

Yeah, I get freaked when I start doing good, cuz I afraid people will expect too much from me and that I will just inevitably dissapoint them.
I find it really hard to ID the negative crapola that goes on in my head.
I findit helpful to write it down-and refute the negative and mostly untrue statements. Then I read the bad one and rate how it makes me feel. Then I read the good and more reality based statement and rate how I feel(eg on a scale of 1-10)
Usu. the good one does make me feel better.
This does take practice.
I wish you could find a good IRL counsellor that was any good and have some help sorting this stuff out. Its really hard to do on your own. And a good T makes you feel ok about it, no matter what you say.
My T grounds me and keeps me from spinning into outer space!
Anyhow Milly, keep posting if you like, someone is is proly reading and lurking and saying 'hey, I know EXACTLY what she means, I'm NOT the only one who feels this way.'
And proly feeling less alone.
Take care,
Your a special one,
Muffled

 

Milly, how ya doing? (nm)

Posted by muffled on June 27, 2006, at 16:05:51

In reply to Re: I feel so pathetic milly, posted by muffled on June 25, 2006, at 23:25:55

 

Re: I feel so pathetic milly

Posted by susan47 on June 28, 2006, at 12:19:34

In reply to I feel so pathetic, posted by milly on June 25, 2006, at 10:07:10

Reality doesn't have a grip the way my mind does. It controls every reality, makes some of them fab and then the same ones .. hell, pure hell. A malignant coin turned black side up, black hole of despair facing this way, this way, this way ...


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