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    Shine Bright Like a Diamond

    #ChronicFatigue #Fatigue #fibromyalgiafatigue #exhaustion

    So on a personal note we flew high accomplished many things sent love out in many directions only to land on the couch and that’s IT. #crash #Drained #nap

    What IT all means is while we feel like we are getting better trying to do the things we use to do or remembering things that we could have done before diagnosis. We find ourselves in the cycle of #Updays #Downdays .

    This is incredibly frustrating and irritating to say the least. How does one do all the things one is supposed to do when they don’t have enough #Energy and suffer from #ChronicIlless ?

    Like seriously we have to be able to get through a week or two without being completely #overwhelmed .

    Ok like we have taken on some extra #Stress #Work #MentalHealth and sure some #Caregiving . But common like surly we can still get things done. #DoEverything right?…

    Wrong !!!

    This is the reminder that we are in this situation because you didn’t look after yourself #rest #Health #Breakes #timeOff #timeout .

    That’s right super hero you’re going to have to passé a bit better. Not everyday! Not every hour! Not every minute!

    So we are sorry! Please take time to say you are sorry for not looking after You!

    See while you would love to help and save the world… You forgot!

    You have to save you!

    IT is true and the year is ✨2022 IT is true.

    Please 🙏 be kind to you.

    Please 🙏 look after you.

    Please 🙏 take time for you.

    There is only one ☝️ you.

    Someone out there needs this so this is for U



    I am so tired of this every night I have talked to our local crisis line she said go back to bed and try to sleep My anxiety is so high right now so I was reading some people's writings they shared and sharing their stories that takes so much courage and really helped me I feel alone all the time like I am different than anyone else and if anyone really knew how my mind tortures us constantly everyone tells us the same thing they don't really know what to say to us to help #just venting #PTSD #Anxiety #overwhelmed


    For just one moment?

    Through all the chaotic thoughts within my head, I find one that seems to repeat over and over; quiet, could you be quiet for just one moment?" My degree in Psychology would say focus on that thought, use it to calm the rest. But
    my Bipolar 1 disorder tells me focus is what we are doing, with the 50,000 projects I have going simultaneously. Looking for a nail to hang that picture, while reading about the case study im researching, and wait...did I ever clean the shower? Shoot, I need to go to the store for cleaning spray.
    But, I'm not just a person with Bipolar and a Psychology degree, I am also Mom!
    Shaking my head in an attempt to calm the chaos, I attempt to reason with two preteen boys....
    "QUIET, could you be quiet for just a moment!?!?" Focus, chaos, kids. Oh, hey Anthony's home!! Thats right, Bipolat mom with a Psychology degree, fiance...and two barking dogs!
    Chaos, chaos, bark, chaos...through my thoughts and what I describe as tunnel hearing; I hear one of boys "Mommy don't look so good."
    QUIET, COULD YOU BE QUIET FOR JUST A MOMENT!?!?!" Bark, chaos, chaos, and before I am able to be the fiance or the mom with the Psychology degree, Bipolar 1 takes full control.......agitation and frustration turn to over-stimulation.

    How do you deal with the irriation and becoming overwhelmed without adding to the chaos with anger, in your everyday life?
    #Bipolar1Disorder #Mania #Anxiety #overwhelmed


    Burnout vs moving forward #Burnout #Bipolar2Disorder #overwhelmed

    Soooo big things are happening. I am moving to a new country at the end of December. I will be an 11 hour flight from everyone I know. It's both terrifying and exciting at the same time.

    Unfortunately lately I have been slowly getting closer and closer to burnout. The most basic actions exhaust me to my core. It is as though I am a partially functioning person for max 2 hours in the morning and the rest of the time I'm just counting down the minutes until I can go home and go to bed.

    A lot has to be done to prepare for an international move and starting a new job at a new company. I have no annual leave left and my current employer only closes its offices on 15 December. I am honestly a bit scared of how I am going to manage all the pressure of my current job + all the things that go into this move + do well at my new job while suffering from burnout.

    I have months of long work hours left, then I get two weeks to spend Christmas time with my family and pack up my entire life and then I get to be in the UK on 2 January 2023. I have no idea how to manage this situation.


    Three Chronic Woes #chronicallyill #ChronicIllness #overwhelmed #Neuroendocrinecancer #ME myalgic encephalitis #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

    How do you cope when it is ALL coming at you at once? I was once a very independent, successful, super type A, corporate America gal who was so capable. Three chronic illnesses later I am exhausted, always battling brain fog, and my past coping mechanisms no longer work. Very quickly my life has spiraled out of control & I am feeling in such utter chaos that I don’t know how to right the ship. #hopeless #needhelp


    I cannot stand with everything, I am scared, i am angry I have no idea #overwhelmed #tired

    I have to deal with my owned toddler, yes my son he is now 2 yrs old... from monday to sunday, every day for like 6 hours I have to be a parent! while my husband have to work, i have to do all the house chores, clean up, cooking, and takjng care of my toddler. Not to mention he always say no.. and I am just soo tired..

    During the night my son still need me to accompany him while he asleep, until he wakes up.. otherwise he cant sleep.. I am stuck.

    I hate my husband already because he cannot afford to pay a helper! i cannot have my free time at all, not even an hour of tranquility, every single day and night! and i am starting to hate everybody around me. I hate my kids.. I hate my family.. I hate my friends, i just cannot stand to have everyone around me, i push them away. I hate my self because I cannot control my emotions and not to have self regulation.

    My head fills with a biq question mark, when this thing is gonna be over??
    Do I really need help?? I have no idea what is wrong with me.

    #Confusion #anger

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    Wellness Wednesday: Overwhelmed With Diabetes

    Often, we talk about how overwhelming diabetes can be, but what can we do to reduce or prevent these overwhelming feelings from hindering our diabetes management?

    Check out this article for to find out what to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed:


    ❓What other tips do you use that keeps you from being overwhelmed?

    Share your tips in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #MentalHealth #Stress #overwhelmed #Health #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    I’m new here

    I came for support. I am trying so hard in my marriage but I feel like I am always failing. I have anxiety, depression, possibly on the spectrum, possibly BPD. Things really blew up during Covid and now I can’t get it right again. I am on meds and I love my therapist, but it seem no matter how hard I try, think things through. and learn, I am always wrong. I want to fix my relationship, and am not internet in leaving or separating. I just need support on the days that are particularly hard. #overwhelmed #Marriage #Anxiety #hopeless


    Feeling overwhelmed

    It just hit me at work at the end of a rough work day that so many of the symptoms and problems I am having right now are pointing towards a bad prognosis where I could lose my hearing, use of my hands and possibly my legs, and eyesight, which would make me have to give up my career that I LOVE. It’s so very overwhelming and I have no idea who to talk to about it. I really found and have my dream job. I don’t ever want to lose it, but I do know that at some point there will come a time where I cannot do it anymore due to my chronic illnesses. I guess I buried it deep down before and now with having some bad flares it’s bubbling up to the surface. I’m scared and angry and a little depressed. I know this community will understand. #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #CrohnsDisease #BadDay #overwhelmed



    I'm super scared. I really am looking forward to all of these things, but I feel so anxious.
    I'm basically going to move out (student dormitory, only at home on holidays) and I'm going to visit a new school (that's the reason I'm moving). That means:
    -I will have more dance classes with completly new dance teachers in new studios with new dance classmates
    -new schoolbuilding&rooms
    -new teachers
    -new classmates
    -new living place
    -new living area
    -new town
    -new people everywhere
    -new town
    -new responsibilities, like beeing completly alone responsible for cleaning, feeding myself, doing the groceries, financial organisation, ...
    -working for my mental wellbeing (starting therapy for the first time)
    And I don't like changes. Some people maybe wouldn't believe this because I'm very flexible. But I'm still really not into the idea of changes (this confuses myself).
    Some of those changes are great, for example it means a way less stimulating environment (small town instead of a big city). But it still means new enviroment. I'm also super scared of failing. I could just... not living up to the expectations of
    ... somebody, I guess? I don't even know, I mean, they could be just my own expectations but I don't think that I have high expectations onto myself. Or do I?
    #expectations #movingout #changes #anxious #SelfDoubt #overwhelmed