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Hello. Sunday June 2, 2013

Today's blog is for those of you who feel so bad you cannot express just how bad you feel. You want to stay in bed all day, or watch TV and not speak to a soul or if you have no-one to speak to, feel miserable at being alone.

Now I know Moodsope is here to lift our spirits on a daily basis and it does this very well, but I sometimes feel that there may be many people out there for whom the uplifting blogs pass them by. The content of the blog is just too complicated and exhausting to think about, and try as you may, you find it impossible to relate to, let alone think of a post to write in reply.

This blog is for all of you. (And me!)

There are so many advantages to being a part of Moodscope, without reading the daily blog. (Although, I hope you are reading this one. LOL.)

Here are three:

1. You are welcomed here however bad, happy, sad, you feel.
2. You are part of a group of friends who share the same problems, a sort of community who is here to help each other.
3. Doing the cards as often as you can really does help your mood, even if you get a lower score than is usual for you.

Now on scale of one to ten how are you feeling today?

No complicated, deep replies today please. You can even growl or just say "Yuk!" or "one!". Those who are happy, shout "10!"

But if you haven't the energy to get past the robot today, please accept a big hug and a "Hi" from me.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment on our Blogspot:

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Victoire Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 12:48pm

Julia, I read this and thought Excellent, what a relief to read this, its exactly how I'm feeling, that its all too much effort, and how to get through the hours of today... when I saw your name at the bottom. NOt sure if this is the Julia I've shared with on Moodscope but if so, then thanks, this was very timely for me.
And as you say, there must be many others who feel defeated, and some upbeat blogs are too much - or like me, make them feel worse about themselves ("I can't even do this"). The last line about the robot even made me laugh...

Julia Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 12:55pm

Thank you Victoire. Yes it is me. A kind response from you as always but I am sorry you feel like this today. I must admit I do too, today even though it's lovely weather.

Victoire Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 1:12pm

Ah, I thought so! I know its lovely weather out there and I just want to go to bed, curtains drawn! but I am going to make myself some lunch, maybe put the washing on (doing something very ordinary and mundane can help), and then go out for a walk, find a bench, and read my book!
that's the plan but whether I'll manage to do any of it remains to be seen... my eyes keep closing, its weird, just long to lie down and drift off....

June Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 1:53pm

Thank you Julia, a hug and an Hi was just what I needed. :-)

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 2:59pm

What a lovely simple message xox

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 5:02pm

I would like to send you a hug back for that post. Thanks.

Julia Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 5:31pm

I'm glad you liked the post. Your comments have cheered me up too. So thank you to you, June, Victoire, plus Anons and anyone else who felt better on reading it... I am happy if it helped.

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 5:58pm

5. I needed simple today. Thank you.

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 5:59pm

funny thing happened: i read the post in my mail and for the first time wanted to post a comment. the link didn't work. i tried several times. then i figuered what the… and did the cards. which i would not have done otherwise. THEN i entered the blog adress by hand which finally lead me to this page. and now i am posting a comment.
sounds like a tiny tiny task/effort but was more than i had achieved all day. it was exactly that kind of day and probably exactly the kind of message i needed.
thank you julia.

Julia Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 6:43pm

Fantastic. Thank you for letting me know. It means such a lot to me. Well done you!

Julia Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 6:47pm

You are the first one to do what I asked readers to do! It's very strange what people get out of blogs or what they read or how they react isn't it.
But a 5! That's a good average. I would say I am a 5 too today. I was going to post this earlier, my score, but thought no-one else has so maybe it's a bit silly. But now I know it isn't (silly). Another thank you to an Anon!

Mary Blackhurst Hill Hill Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 8:05pm

Bless you! Bless you! Bless you! Not feeling like this today (thank goodness), but for all the times that this is EXACTLY how I've been feeling - thank you so much for understanding and acceptance. I love Moodscope.

Julia Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 8:52pm

Thank you Mary. I always enjoy reading your posts. And so glad you are feeling good today. Yes Moodscope IS great.

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 9:17pm

4 today
Email made me almost cry . . . describes me to the T at the moment. Actually made me feel better as i felt understood - thank you.

Anonymous Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 10:22pm

Great. I reach out to click the link and make a comment, only to be advised that the link I want is not active. Thanks.

Today I am probably a 2. My husband walked out last year and finally told me it was for good, last Friday.
Funny how a small specific measure like this should make me feel weepy again. Done a lot of crying over the last day or so. It's hard to believe that things will ever get better. I'm 52 and don't think I'll ever find someone to love me.

Jane Briggs Sun, Jun 2nd 2013 @ 11:34pm

4 today. This has lifted me, finding out how I can post, and also reading all these posts, knowing that I am not alone in feeling this way. . Yes, it's sometimes almost worse when sunny, and still feeling low, but I am learning gradually that when you have to be active, it can help to curb the bad thoughts, and improve our mood.

Maxximiliann Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 @ 12:14am

Nonsense! That's the Depression talking. You're not done yet, you still have much more to enjoy, experience and give. Just make sure you're getting all the help you need to get healthier as soon as possible. Remember, this is one fight you need all your allies for :)

Anonymous Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 @ 12:39am

I would have to say I am a 5. I get "low" on the day before the work weeks starts. It's been hot here the past couple of days and that adds to my fear/anxiety. Cooling off now for the next few days.

Julia Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 @ 7:02am

It has been so great to read your responses to my blog. I am sorry many of you feel low today but my blog was for you especially. You must listen to Maxxmillan, Anon above, and us when we wish you luck and heartfelt wishes coping with your husband leaving finally. What a terrible shock for you. Try to keep in touch through Moodscope and let us know how you are getting on.It will get better, slowly but oh dear Friday must have been one of the worst days..
To the other Anons who are 4 and 5 today and Jane, at least you are not 1. I thought when I wrote this I should have said you can go to minus 5 that's all. But I am cheered that those who kindly posted, no one's score was that low.

Lee Thu, Jun 13th 2013 @ 1:04pm

Useless and a problem to her family - that seems to be how my wife feels for the last 2 months. After the first 3 years of our marriage with her intermittent periods of sadness, crying and feeling stressed and knotted for no apparent reason, she finally found something that helped which was HRT at age of 30. This worked amazingly well for 7 months but then in April a landslide in her mood again. It seemed to stop working.

She cannot work and feels awful and worse when she is at home alone all day, when I have gone to work. To the extent that she has gone to stay with her mum for 4 weeks now. She is now trying a natural supplement to see if theres any difference but just feels the summer and her life is wasting away slowly.

Any advice please for her to help herself, and for me and others to help her?

Caroline Ashcroft Thu, Jun 13th 2013 @ 9:42pm

Hi Lee, it sounds like your wife is having a very hard time and it must be extremely difficult for all of you. I don't have any answers I'm afraid and I'm sure professional help will be the best route but also hope that someone on Moodscope who may have encountered the same problems might be able to help you and will reply on this blog.

I'm really interested though as to who suggested your wife might try HRT and if there were any other symptoms that made them come to this conclusion.

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