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On a Scale of 1-10 How are you Feeling Today?

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  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Big hugs to anyone who needs them and I’m always happy to listen  :)

    number : 6

    Why isn’t it higher: I really don’t want to go into school anymore. I’ve been catching up on work which is good but I don’t really feel like I’m getting anywhere. A teacher said something yesterday  he wasn’t being mean and he was right but it made feel like absolutely awful and it’s really zapped my motivation. I just feel like I’ll never be good enough. It’s my day off today I’m not ready for tomorrow. I’ve started doing an old habit more again, I used to flap my hands when I was younger if I was happy ,stressed or feeling anything strongly to be honest. I’ve started doing it at school again it makes me feel so silly. I know it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I can’t shake the embarrassment. 

    Why isn’t it lower: I got to sleep in today. I’ll be ok. I’ve got some amazing people around me.

    Take care everyone happy Wednesday!
    independent_SneakylilmochaAnch0r33
  • SneakylilmochaSneakylilmocha Somewhere tropical 🌴Posts: 177 Helping Hand
    edited January 13
    It's been a while for me to write here hasn't it? :lol:

    I'll give myself 7 now
    Why isn't lower: I'm glad that I can improve myself better now like focusing my homework by focus app and talking to myself positively this week, I'm proud that I can change for better myself.

    Why isn't higher: I realized that I played my phone and video games too much, sometimes I noticed that I keep doing this because I think to myself that I deserve it. I couldn't do anything else because everything in reality right now is very boring most of the time. Eat, games, homework, sleep, repeat. Also bummed up because I can't visit to my grandparent's house for chinese new year by plane again.

    What can I do?: Not sure about this, I think I could sleeping more and have more positive thinking whatever happens to me. Playing tetris can relieve my stress out for some reason.
    "Grow from the dirt they left you in."
    independent_Anch0r33natalie_b
  • awesomeminecraft6789awesomeminecraft6789 BirminghamPosts: 115 The Mix Convert
    I'd give myself probably a one 

    I'm really feeling down at  the moment
    independent_Anch0r33
  • MikeMike 🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,607 Community Manager
    Hey @Emoji246 just wanted to echo what Eleanor said you’re a 100% wanted here.  <3 
    It’s just the moderators jobs to make sure we stay in the guide lines, I know I’ve broken them accidentally when I’ve been low. It definitely doesn’t mean you’re not wanted. We’re all here for you. Big hugs  <3
    Just chipping in to highlight this - exactly right @SpaceOtter. :) 

    Us deleting something doesn't mean you're not wanted here @Emoji246, and sometimes it might not even mean you said anything against guidelines. If we delete a comment, sometimes we also have to delete comments that are replying to it, otherwise the discussion doesn't make sense. In those situations, the people replying haven't done anything wrong at all and don't need to worry.

    Aware we've clarified this over PM too but wanted to mention here since it was raised.

    We've cleaned up some recent posts about this to keep this thread on-topic. Happy to talk this through in more detail if it's useful @Emoji246, but best we do that over PM to protect this space. :)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.

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  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    Like a 6 today I think. 

    Not the worst, not the best. Feeling better than not so I think a 7 is achievable. 

    Why am I not higher - my badly patch keeps getting worse, it's shit because it's my own fault. I'm super tired because I had my meds at a different time of day. I'm trying to increase my dosage (as instructed by Dr) and I wanted to nap. I had a 2 hour seminar which tbh I didn't pay muchhhh attention to as it was just the introduction. 2 hour seminars are draining as heck. I enjoyed my 1 hour seminar though. Had to interrupt my seminar to deal with my rats who decided to FIGHT and then play dead. Nice of them :flushed:

    Why am I not lower - I mean, I'm able to increase my meds to help me further which is amazing tbh. I engaged in my first seminar and I'm feeling like I want to do really well this year. Even though I'm tired, I was able to not nap today which is a change when my meds knock me out. Looks like we (fingers crossed) have a flat lined up. Going to view it on Saturday but it belongs to my uncle and he wasn't planning to rent it out. Now that we're looking to rent he seems happy enough to rent to us. He's gonna do all the checks to make sure everything's up to scratch. 

    What can I do - I'm gonna do some more uni work because I'm in the mood to do work. Maybe watch some stuff and have a good rest. 
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  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,590 Community Veteran
    A2

    Stuck in hospital, would of been my friends 21st yesterday, and seeing everyone get discharged when you're still here is hard, I want to go home. 

    My mind is going 100mph, I haven't showered is days as I can't bare to see my body, I can't see my body for what it is, whenever I look down I just see a walking talking crime scene. The flashbacks come thick and fast, even when I sleep there is no escape as the nightmares creep in. 
    I just can't seem to catch a break. 

    The only reason it isn't a 0 or 1... Realistically I know there are some positives, I just cant see them right now, and I'm nt that person that's pts a low score for the hell of it, I just try to be honest which is more than some. 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    independent_Anch0r33Past User
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,918 An Original Mixlorian
    5-6 today

    Why isn't it higher?
    Even though I've had a pretty alright day, I still feel some what deflated and I've come home and just flopped myself down onto my bed and had a cry. I'm just struggling with this heavy feeling of deflatedness and high overwhelming levels of emotions..

    Why isnt it lower?
    Because I had an alright day, had a good catch up with friends, got stuff done that I needed to do and just tried to push forward. I'm hoping for an even better day tomorrow!

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    independent_Anch0r33natalie_bPast User
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    So today I'm like a 7 I think. I'm feeling okay! 

    Why isn't it higher - just a lot on my mind recently, nothing super super major but just enough yaknow? I've not been able to see any immediate family for months now. I just want to see my grandparents. The thought of having to cancel our holiday and spend my 21st in lockdown is shitty. I've found being super sociable quite overwhelming recently. 

    Why isn't it lower - I've still got my immediate family, we're hopefully moving withing the next few weeks. My funding application was accepted. I'm reading a book for uni. So I don't feel super low. 

    What can I do - I'm not commenting too much on here, I've not been on my phone much. We spent most of the day cleaning out the rats. Always love clean out day, it makes them so happy :) 
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    I feel like about a 3 right now. 

    Why isnt it higher: I’m just struggling honestly. But don’t have the words to talk about it or really know why. I just hate being sad but I also couldn’t care less what happens to me so don’t really have motivation to do anything about it. My days are so long and exhausting, I go from sleeping too much to hardly at all, same with eating, same with pretty much everything else. I dunno. It’s like I’m running out of energy but not in an “I’m really tired I need to go to bed” sort of way. 

    Why isn’t it lower: I’m here and I’m getting through those days, I try to speak about things to people and I’m just off the phone to my partner who I know cares a lot. 

    What I could do: I need to try not to stay up too late although I don’t know how I’m going to avoid that :joy: part of the problem is I genuinely don’t know what to do and writing in this thread helps, cause I find if I have the specific questions to answer it helps me to say how I feel. Might put the TV on. Or maybe just make some posts on here for a bit. 
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Anch0r33Past User
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,229 Community Veteran
    I’m a 2 

    why isn’t it higher ? I’m very anxious right now we’ve had an outbreak in the home and have already lost 2 residents in less than a week one more probably won’t survive  there not on oxygen staff are testing positive too , we’re running low on suitable PPE , we don’t know when we can get more and each shift is exhausting me.

    why isn’t it lower - well we’re being tested every time we come on shift now (lateral flow tests ) and I’ve been lucky enough not to test positive yet 

    what could I do : there’s nothing I can do right now 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    independent_Anch0r33EGMPast User
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    6 I think. 

    Why not higher - just feel a bit iffy tbh it's hard to describe. There's like a constant sadness looming inside me. 

    Why not lower - I watched some of my lectures and have been preparing work early before my seminar instead of the day before. Got my first solo shift today with cl and we hear back about the flat today if we get it or not. Fingers crossed all goes well. 

    What can I do - get up and ready, have some breakfast and have a good shift today. Come back and do a bit of relaxing and some work for uni, maybe read some more of my book for uni even though it's *weirddddd* 

    Ps I'm super glad people have and are finding this thread useful :) 
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    I’m going to be optimistic and say about a 7 (I only ever seem to post here when I’m getting towards the lower numbers so thought I should do it now). 

    Why isn’t it higher: I feel like this ok ish feeling won’t last very long, it never does lol. It’s like I’m just feeling a bit less fed up and sad than normal. 

    Why isn’t it lower: as I said, just a bit better than what I would consider normal nowadays. I’ve not had a bad day at all, very lazy, but ok. Had a great time in GC. 

    What I could do: got some good music on now and just gonna keep myself distracted kinda. 
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Past UserEGMPast User
  • EGMEGM Posts: 270 The Mix Regular
    5 probably. 

    Why not higher: I'm just not doing okay. Loads of things to do and just don't have the effort to do any of them. Been feeling really low recently and can't get out of it. So many things in life just seem to be piling up and stressing me out. Online learning for A levels and not knowing what's happening with that. My friends struggling with various things themselves. Just a general feeling of loneliness and stuff.

    Why not lower: I've got an amazing boyfriend who I can talk to and who can distract me. Online learning isn't so bad but just not the same as in a classroom and it means I actually achieve and do things in a day.

    What I could do: Do something. Probably should do something creative and fun like continuing on designing my go kart.
    independent_Past UserAnch0r33
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    @Aidan I'm super glad you have found it useful! I don't care about some additional comments, what I really wanted was a template and a space for people to express themselves and think about their emotions. 

    I'm so so happy that it's helped you to keep track of your emotions and finding patterns, sometimes it can seem overwhelming to do that so having a little prompt is sometimes all you need <3 
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  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    It's hard to put a number on today, but I don't feel bad. I want to say 7. 

    Why isn't it higher? We lost one of my rats last night. He was a wee disabled boy and we knew his time was coming. He was such an angel, it's hard to deal with the losses of my babies 💔 we're still waiting to hear back from the bank about the mortgage so I guess we'll see what happens. 

    Why isn't it lower? The doctors seem to be taking me seriously, it's literally at the stage that I can't wait for my blood test on Wednesday. They're hoping to rule all other conditions out and then do further testing. Maybe 2021 is the year a diagnosis comes my way. It's about time! I've still got 17 rats and they're very much loved. I've been taking my blood pressure daily (multiple times) and the results are consistent with the diagnosis criteria for the condition. It might sound weird being excited about a diagnosis but when you go through years of not knowing, finally coming to the bottom of it is amazing. Getting meds to control it, sounds amazing. Because I won't get better without a diagnosis. AND I got my first A in uni for astronomy semester 1 🎉

    What can I do - we're going to bury my baby boy with his brother. We're going to go and buy some flowers for their grave pot. I'm going to do some uni work because I'm actually feeling motivated. 
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  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    7

    Why not higher - My parents are still ignoring me 🙄 and accidentally said goodnight to the post man instead of goodbye and now I keep cringing 😫

    Why not lower? Went for a run this morning and got lotsa school work done. Feeling really motivated and more like myself 😁

    What can I do - Gonna finish my school work then go for a walk and then probs play some games & take it easy 
    independent_Past UserAnch0r33
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    edited February 4
    Big hugs @Liam , sorry about everything going on with your parents .
    But I bet that made the postman’s day, and don’t worry we’ve all been there. I accidentally called a teacher Nan the other day :joy:

    Be kind to yourself Liam, taking it easy seems like a good plan. We’re here if you ever need anything  <3
    Anch0r33
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    @SpaceOtter Nan oml :lol::lol: now I feel a bit better hahahah

    Thank you, same goes to you 💚
    Past UserAnch0r33
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,918 An Original Mixlorian
    6-

    Why isn't is higher? I've had a tough week physically. Been feeling really unwell and missing work and sleeping a lot. This drags me down mentally as I just feel fucking useless. Got lots of things going on around me that I'm not yet ready to talk about so it's difficult. I think this week has taught me who's really there for me and who my real friends are.. even if it means breaking social distancing for a cuddle!

    Why isn't it lower? 
    Because I don't want to put myself down because of being physically unwell, I'm struggling mentally yes, but mostly it's down to feeling unwell

    What can I do? Tonight I'm going to have a hot shower, extra bit of care in skin care and an early night

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    independent_Anch0r33
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,221 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    9
    Anch0r33independent_
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    5 because I'm a bit unsure.

    Why not higher - I'm not really sure tbh just feels like a lot is weighing down on me but it's hard to identify what exactly is weighing down.

    Why not lower - again I'm not too sure. It's hard to describe. We've been painting the new flat which we will hopefully get the go ahead for soon which has been a nice distraction.

    What can I do to feel better - I've been writing some stories and trying to do some uni work.
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    Right now (I know it’s 1am so idk whether this is for today or yesterday so im just going on this exact moment lol) about a 5 (I wish there was a number between 5 and 6 that was right exactly in the middle lol, I guess 5.5?)

    Why isn’t it higher: I guess it’s just the same as ever, and especially today I just feel really sad. And I’m having a few moments where I’m really hating my life choices and myself in general.

    Why isn’t it lower: it’s not been the worst day in the world, I didn’t do much I guess I’m still struggling a lot with motivation and I hate the fact I can’t seem to find much enjoyment in most things. But on the plus side I’m sleeping a lot better on these new meds (you may wonder why I’m still up at 1.12am but I was late taking my meds this is the latest I’ve been up for a while lol) and I’m way less tired overall because of that.

    What I could do: I am going to bed, I promise ;) I’ll have to see if tomorrow is any better, I haven’t got any plans (I’m doing life day by day at the moment) I really need to get outside though and stop using “it’s too cold” as an excuse for not going for a walk.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Anch0r33
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    I want to say like a 7 because I'm really not that bad. I had an absolute breakdown upon discovering my hamster passed away (graphic details in spoiler)
    And not only passed away, she was half eaten and pieces of her were strewn around a cardboard box. Unsure if it was a fight to death or a clean up job. I was literally screaming and crying
    but I think this breakdown helped me express a build up of emotions that have been pushed away recently.

    Why not higher - I feel like 7 is a pretty high score for me tbh. There's always that kinda emptiness kinda pushing down on my mood. It's a bit of a struggle but I'm doing alright I think. Good time to also mention that my rat and hamster died in the same week (and the 2nd and 3rd to die this year so far).

    Why not lower - I had a good expression of emotions last night which actually was a major breakthrough. I still feel absolutely sickened by what I saw, especially as she was only about 4 months old. My files from all over have been stressing me out but I'm starting to process this.

    What can I do? Gonna go and get ready for bed and listen to an audiobook and sleep maybe.
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    @Anch0r33 I’m so sorry to hear about your hamster, that must of been a really distressing experience. I’m glad you were able to express your emotions though sometimes when you’ve been holding those in for a while something like that can just push you over the edge.

    Take care of yourself, get some rest and we’re here if you ever need a chat or anything <3
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Anch0r33
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    I’m going to say a 4.

    Why isn’t it higher: today has been really weird. I honestly thought I was feeling better earlier, I had a coffee with my neighbour (in my bubble) and I actually enjoyed the company. But as the day’s gone on it’s got a lot harder, idk why but I’m just feeling low.

    TW: self harm thoughts
    I’m trying so so hard to stay self harm free I have been for a while. But those thoughts have been so bad recently and it almost feels overwhelming

    Why isn’t it lower: well I had that coffee with my neighbour which was really lovely and he always has the best stories. He tells me about his time at school a lot and about the war. I’m not normally big on history but hearing it from someone who lived it is amazing. I guess the fact that I have periods where I feel better is a good sign - a few weeks ago I would not have been saying that.

    What I could do: I’m might watch netflix for a bit because the internet’s been reasonably kind to me today. I need to take my meds and get ready for bed too, I think I just need to keep distracted and calm if I can try to do that somehow it’ll be good.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Anch0r33lovemimoon
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    4 - nobody ever thinks of the consequences of their actions and I always get caught up in other people's shit.

    Why isn't it higher - it just seems to be one thing after another. Uni is an effort, this whole process with my lawyer, advocate and social work is very stressful. I'm going through extensive heart testing because of blackouts. Having lots of blood taken and will probably be referred to a cardiologist again. My one place of feeling valued has been taken away from me today. I don't feel able to open up on here anymore so idk why I'm doing it now. I just feel so shit and don't have anywhere else to go. My pets are dropping like flies - mostly because they're golden oldies and rescues.

    Why isn't is lower - my friends and bf are really keeping me boosted rn. I've got my pets that are still going strong. Idk I'm still here which I guess is good.

    What can I do - just wait for everything to resolve itself and hope for the best I guess. Can't change the outcome so just gotta hang in there.
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  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Obnoxiously Large Anchor Somewhere in the sea 🌊Posts: 1,056 Wise Owl
    I just wanted to bump this in case it could be of any use to anyone, new or regular :)
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  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    9-

    Why isn't it higher - Got school on Monday :lol:

    Why isn't is lower - So grateful for my friends and family. They always make me smile :) and feeling MUCH more like my old self. Also been invited onto a football club which is exciting.

    What can I do - Just gonna take it easy :sunglasses:
    independent_LorryTruck
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,918 An Original Mixlorian
    2-

    Why isn't it higher? Don't care.
    Why isn't it lower? Don't care.
    What can I do? Don't care.

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    LorryTruck
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,224 Master Poster
    Maybe a 6?

    Why isn’t it higher: I’m tired :lol: and I only have myself to blame for that because I might of had a vodka and redbull (full of caffeine) at midnight last night. What a stupid person I can be sometimes.

    Why isn’t it lower: I’ve felt a lot better generally in the past few weeks, have a couple of difficult days but I’ve definitely noticed a change. So gotta be positive about that!

    What can I do: I’m watching random TV in bed trying to sleep early because I haven’t had any caffeine tonight ;)
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Past User
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