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Thanks for always being there. Monday June 16, 2014

Over the last few weeks or more, life events have taken over my home life, my routine (which I need to keep to), my work, my ability to feel in control and at points, the most important thing to me - my parenting ability (which I am very hard on myself about).

I feel dragged down, tired when I've slept, hungry when I've eaten, nothing seems to be lifting me.

So far, this year has mainly brought me bad news, ill health, death, stress and trauma. I haven't had any time to 'work' on myself. Even my Moodscope daily emails have been skipped until a later date as I have felt so overwhelmed.

Until now, as my poorly princess is still asleep I'm trying to be quiet and I'm bored of Facebook, so I thought I'd make better use of this quiet time and read all my unread emails from Moodscope.

It's now I wish I had allowed myself 5 minutes each day to read them, as reading these has brought hope back to me.

Today is a new day and refreshed with some new strategies I think and hope it will be a better one. I can't change what life throws at me, but I can change how I deal with it.

Thanks for always being there :-)

A Moodscope member.

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Karen Churchill Mon, Jun 16th 2014 @ 7:26am

Hi Jade,

I've been very low for several months now and really have been struggling to get myself out of this 'funk' I seem to be in. I was recommended Moodscope by a friend of mine just last night and so here I am making one positive step forward.

I'm a stay at home mum to three boys and housewife.. so I know only too well how hard parenting can be and juggling all this without losing myself in all of it. It's funny that you call your daughter your lil princess.. as I call my boys my princes! They make me so proud as no doubt your daughter does for you too! Sometimes I think that my strength comes from my three princes.

I have felt isolated and lonely.. most mums I know have gone back to work and I really do loathe the housework monotony too! There's life's general struggles and I try really hard to ensure those I love are happy and sated. Sounds pretty selfish of me perhaps... just knowing I have people who love me. I'm luckier than most, I know this.

So this last week I joined a Gym.. It was a real struggle and took a lot of resolve to do so.. my self confidence is at an all time low right now. I'm hoping that doing this will help me regain this and help me to focus too on more positive things.

I'm starting each day anew.. Yesterday doesn't matter, because we can't change it. But today is ours.

Be strong,

Mary Mon, Jun 16th 2014 @ 8:19am

Ah Jade, my very best wishes to you. I've been in a real low this past few months (as you will have seen from the blogs) but the daily Moodscope blogs and tests have made me feel much less isolated. Celebrate the baby steps and remember that parenting is the hardest job in the world. Nobody can do it perfectly, but you're probably doing it much better than you think you are.

Anonymous Mon, Jun 16th 2014 @ 9:07am

Hi Jade no-one could read your blog and not feel for you. There's nothing any of us can do to make your problems go away but just know that I for one am thinking about you. As Mary says above you're probably being too hard on yourself - cutting yourself a little slack might help. xox

Anonymous Mon, Jun 16th 2014 @ 10:37am

I think we can all identify with you Jade. No amound of 'talking to' ourselves and intelect works, have you every read/listened to Claire Weekes books/audio Self Help for your nerves? She is no longer with us but her audio is wonderful and inexpensive. She makes 'nerves' normal and depression very understandable. She almost literally takes one by the hand and used stirring words like 'don't fight it' 'let it come, let it go' with this wonderful positive voice, which if nothing more leaves you laughing. She makes everything acceptable and gives straighforward explanations of why we end up feeling why we do and what to do about it. Rather like a mother hen she shepherds us through what were originally weekly radio broadcasts. She doesn't use anything more than everyday words and acceptance, which of course is all we really need.

Anonymous Mon, Jun 16th 2014 @ 12:24pm

Useful for us all. and lots of free dowloads for everthing you have every had and more, lots of apps and meditations.

Anonymous Wed, Jun 18th 2014 @ 8:25pm

Nice comments here (welcome Karen!) and great post Jade. There's a wonderful saying about the precious stone, jade. it goes something like: Better to be a broken piece of Jade than a whole, rude clay pot.
Beauty even in imperfection.

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