Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A mummy slump...

I've been a little quiet this past week. The truth behind that is that I'm having a bit of a mummy slump at the moment. A few things have been building up and wearing me down, and I just knew that I needed to take action. On the weekend I had my first session with my psych since before Christmas. In all honesty when I wrote my update post, I was truly feeling that positive and had been for some time about my life at the moment. I still am in many, many respects. But what has got me in a slump is the tricky little "trigger demons" for my PTSD, they attack and assault you when you least expect it and I have been caught off guard and bombarded. Couple that with some VERY challenging parenting days, lack of sleep (Sarah's having a tough time of things again), sick kids, sick husband, family woes and my plate is overflowing like an all you can eat buffet plate.

So along with a psych session I've just stepped back a bit to claim some me time (as there is minimal at present) and instead of blogging in the moments during the day when I have peace like when I'm breastfeeding in the evening or morning, I've been opting for some mind numbing escapism. I've been watching episodes of favourite TV shows on my iPad, eating chocolate, painting my nails and the likes until my time is interrupted by the demands of an ailing family at the moment. Goodness knows why I don't get sick when they do, but at the moment I'm finding it a struggle with the spike in PTSD (and OCD but that's another post), that some self preservation has come into play right now to clear the plate and to allow me to feel my drive again.

I don't expect to feel this way long, I know me I'll probably start bouncing back since I've purged this out to you all, but I'm being kind to myself so if there is a few less posts a week than usual at the moment, you my loyal readers know why.

Tell me what you do though when you're caught in a slump, what do you do to escape?

6 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with you. Hope you spring back soon but in the mean time just do what makes you feel happy and safe. x Roberta

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Much love to you Roberta for your kind words. You're always so sweet with your words and support.

      Delete
  2. I had typed up a huge reply, and the computer decided to not post it.

    I just want to say that you are not alone Trudie. I know what it is like to battle demons. (I have just been referred to a mental health care team cause I am feeling suicidal).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Lisa I'm so sorry to hear you're having a tough time of things. Please I hope you too know that you are not alone. I will hold you close in my thoughts and hope you will travel through and above the period stronger and happier. Much love. X

      Delete
  3. I think some mind-numbing escapism is good. There are times when we literally can't do anything else. I hope your household is on the mend soon and you can get some much needed down time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Debbie, getting these sickies on the mend would give me a bit of breathing space at the moment. Until things settle down a bit I think I'm going to take the path of least resistance on some things.

      Delete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...