Gratitude, Simple life


Today, well in particular this morning,  has been hard going.  Just had no energy to get up, showered and moving.  I don’t know if that was an after effect from yesterday, where I managed to do all of my ironing and clean out the pantry, before having to retreat to bed for a 3 hour sleep!!  It’s ridiculous and frustrating……I need to start to feel better!

So I didn’t manage to post yesterday due to just being too tired.  I hate that I missed it….but am now much more willing to accept that it’s ok, and that I have to go with whatever feels right at the time.  To have forced myself to write a blog at 11.00pm would have been very tough….so I just decided that it was fine….doesn’t make me a failure.

After talking to a few colleagues (all mental health nurses) I’ve come to the conclusion that it could be the Fluoxetine that is sedating me….and have reduced the dose to 40mg today.  I will discuss options with my GP on Thursday.  I hate swapping medication, but I can’t function at anything above 30% of my normal self at the moment and it can’t carry on.  I need to get back to work and to be able to do more at home with my family.  My hubby forced me out this afternoon and it really helped.  When I got home I had so much more motivation and actually did a bit of decluttering!  The clutter in my house and in my head weigh me down….a simple life is still something I very much crave and aspire to.  When I first started this blog, that was my intention, but unfortunately life events and illness got in the way.   Maybe it’s something that I can gradually work towards again…..

3 things I’m grateful for today:

  1. Our dog and the joy she brings to us, as a family.
  2. Dog walking after dark and the chance to have a good chat with hubby.
  3. My sleep at night is generally improved.

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